The Pump-house Trail is under construction. On December 9th, 2018 the above team broke ground, launching the NSRA Trails Project. Getting a new project started is always hard, but now it’s official – WE ARE DIGGING!
It was a “special” session, meaning scheduled and non-public, led by Ryan Rettinghouse that is a DNR Fire Crew Trainer. Ryan, the red hardhat, stands with six trainees. He will return on March 3rd, 2019 with another class, one that’s three times larger.
Skagit Valley College’s Wildland Firefighting Class will be another closed session, with a third – Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy on April 13th, 2019. All three will precede the first PUBLIC session, that will be May 11th, 2019.
But as noted above, getting started is hard. We are very pleased Skagit Valley College and Cascades Job Corps stepped up, but beyond those sessions – our calendar is open. We also need a team of skilled builders, to help lead and train new volunteers, and will need a nonprofit setup and functional, as quickly as is possible.
There’s so much to do, and with only a handful of us – we need YOUR help. If you are interested, please email us: JT@SkagitTrailBuilders.org.
And lastly, please take Mount Vernon’s Parks & Rec. Comprehensive Plan survey. To end the City’s moratorium on adding trails at Little Mountain will require strong public push back!