As of January 14th
Winter is here. And it’s raining. Not surprising.
We recently did quite a bit of blowdown removal–especially adjacent to the two clearcuts. But that was to be expected.
You’ll also note that there is a new bridge over a low spot in the trail just a little ways down from Post #16. It had been pretty wet and water was running during storms. People had placed a bunch of sticks in the low spot to make hiking easier. Well, now there’s a bridge. Enjoy it. Pics are posted both in our gallery and on our Facebook page.
We have started working on the switchback north of Bear Meadow. It’s soft and squishy and slippery. Maybe you should stay away from this section of trail if you don’t want to get dirty. If you do use it, please watch your step. That mud is slippery.
If you have hiked through the clearcut along Hansville Road, you will have seen a whole bunch of little trees planted last month. Well, some got planted right in the trail! So we moved them to a more suitable place.
Can’t remember where the sign posts are located? Check out our map in the General Information menu item.
Want to report stuff? Want to volunteer to help? Just e-mail us at email@example.com or you can contact Art at 638-0738 or Van at 638-2858 to make your report. You can also comment on our Facebook page.
We need all the help we can get, so if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer your time for a really good cause, we’d love to have you. Any time you can contribute is really appreciated! And you’ll get bragging rights for working with us! We have recently picked up three new members but we can always use more.
Our final meeting of the year was held and the officers from 2017 agreed to stay on in 2018. We really need some of our new people to step up and volunteer for these positions. Change is good for the organization and we don’t want to risk burnout for those who constantly hold the positions. Really, the job takes very little time. Just ask one of us to explain it to you!
Oh, yes–we’ve decided to reduce our formal meeting frequency from every other month to four times a year. Most of our communication is done by email, so face-to-face formal meetings aren’t always necessary. We still want to meet so that we remember what each other looks like!
The connector trail between Buck Lake Rd. and Cora Ave. will be closed to the public for a week or so. There is a parcel of land along this trail that has been purchased and the buyer will be constructing a driveway from Buck Lake Rd. to his property. When finished, he will share the driveway with Greenway hikers.
We always need more volunteers to replace those who have left us. We welcome all who wish to help, no matter how much time you have. We know some of you work and some are retired. We want all of you and be assured you all can contribute to our community trail system.