Trail Update: Well…the weather was perfect!

The weather was perfect and our volunteers were amazing, but our equipment was not. At our Jan 28 work party, we had multiple equipment problems. This delayed the delivery of essential rock, gravel, and soil, leaving some of our volunteers waiting around. Looking on the bright side, at least they were waiting around in sunshine!Continue reading “Trail Update: Well…the weather was perfect!”

Trail Update: The plan for our Jan 28 work party and a NEW VIDEO!

At our last work party I got help from some of our volunteers shooting scenes for a video about Skagit Trail Builders. It’s a project for my video storytelling class at the University of Washington, but a fun piece of content for STB, as well. Win-win, right? Thanks for your help! Enjoy the video! OurContinue reading “Trail Update: The plan for our Jan 28 work party and a NEW VIDEO!”

Trail Update: The plan for our Jan 14 work party

We are looking forward to getting back to work and seeing our trail friends! Our first work party of 2023 is Saturday, Jan 14. We’ve got work for everybody… As usual, Jenny is going to be taking pictures and video, but this time it’s for a class project (she’s a grad student at the UniversityContinue reading “Trail Update: The plan for our Jan 14 work party”

Trail Update: We got so much done at our Dec 10 work party thanks to our amazing volunteers!

Thirty volunteers showed up on a rainy cold Saturday and got to work! The results….rock work in the flood zone is nearly complete AND we extended the trail beyond our most optimistic goal. We are so grateful for the community support that has helped make this trail possible! Volunteers from Scratch and Peck Feed andContinue reading “Trail Update: We got so much done at our Dec 10 work party thanks to our amazing volunteers!”

Trail Update: Plenty of fun stuff happening at our Dec 10 work party

There’s a lot of fun stuff happening at our Dec 10 work party – we hope you’ll join us. We will be clearing brush and shaping the new trail. This work is fun, social, and dirty, great for families with kids! In the flood area next to Hansen Creek, we plan to finish the elevatedContinue reading “Trail Update: Plenty of fun stuff happening at our Dec 10 work party”

Trail Update: Best turn-out EVER!

We had our best turn-out ever on Saturday, Oct 22! Thank you to the teams from Scratch & Peck Feeds, United General District 304, students from Sedro Woolley High School, and our steady crew of community volunteers. We had 29 people at the work party. They cleared blackberries, dug up root balls, hauled rock andContinue reading “Trail Update: Best turn-out EVER!”

Trail Update: We’ve got 35 volunteers signed up for Oct 22! Here’s the plan.

Holy Smokes! We’ve got a record-setting number of volunteers attending the next work party – 35 people. We love it! We can’t wait to see you all on Saturday! We’ll be continuing the work raising the segment of trail prone to flooding and doing restoration work on the creek side meadow. Here’s the plan: TheContinue reading “Trail Update: We’ve got 35 volunteers signed up for Oct 22! Here’s the plan.”

Trail Update: Lots of progress made at our Oct 8 work party

16 volunteers = lots of progress! We started with 50 yards of boulders, ballast rock, and gravel. We ended with 30 yards still at the trail head. That means we moved 20 yards of material. At 2,200 pounds per yard, that’s a lot! (44,000 pounds in total, holy cow, my friends). As of Saturday (OctContinue reading “Trail Update: Lots of progress made at our Oct 8 work party”