Here is a photo of the Pump House Trail in it’s lovely, lush, spring-time glory to remind you that warm sunny days are just around the corner! Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday, March 25. We will be focused on two tasks: We begin every work party with a safety meeting at 9Continue reading “Trail Update: Trail side restoration on March 25”
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Trail Update: Video of Hill Creek Trail from the sky
Just a quick video of Hill Creek Trail from the sky! Filmed on March 18, 2023 after a long cold winter. The grass is just starting to green up.
Trail Update: The big meadow is ready for seeding, thanks to our awesome volunteers!
We had 29 volunteers (30, if you count Harper the Dog!) join us at our work party on Saturday, March 11. They worked in two main areas: spreading ballast on muddy trail and prepping the big meadow for spring grass seeding. We enjoyed the company of 8 new human volunteers and Harper the Digger Dog.Continue reading “Trail Update: The big meadow is ready for seeding, thanks to our awesome volunteers!”
Trail Update: Mar 11 work party… let’s get back to it!
We had to cancel our last work party due to extreme cold weather, but the time was used well. We completed repairs and ordered new tools. A big thanks to Skagit County Parks and Recreation for keeping us equipped! Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday, March 11. Here’s the plan: We will haveContinue reading “Trail Update: Mar 11 work party… let’s get back to it!”
Trail Update: Welcoming volunteers from WSU on Feb 25, 2022.
This Saturday, Feb 25, we are welcoming a team of volunteers from Washington State University (WSU) Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Thanks to Dr.Lindsey for organizing friends and colleagues for a day of trail building! Here’s our plan for the day: We are anticipating cold (but dry) weather – please dress warmly andContinue reading “Trail Update: Welcoming volunteers from WSU on Feb 25, 2022.”
Trail Update: Photos from Feb 11, 2023
We had 21 cheerful volunteers at our Feb 11 work party, digging blackberry crowns, spreading gravel, and building rock retaining walls. February is the gloomiest time of year here in the Pacific Northwest, but our work parties have been hitting all the good weather (hope I’m not jinxing it!!). Major thanks to all the folksContinue reading “Trail Update: Photos from Feb 11, 2023”
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: Jan 14….What a day!
What a day! What an inspiring community! On Saturday, January 14, a record-setting 37 volunteers brought their good spirits and love for the outdoors to our community trail project. Our best turn-out yet! We gottta whole lot done, too. The elevated rock trail is complete (woo-hoo!). On the hill, volunteers installed 3 rock walls, clearedContinue reading “Trail Update: Jan 14….What a day!”
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”