Yes we go back to work on Bonnie & Clyde's this coming Saturday, September 13th - our usual time at 10:00 am. We will be meeting at top of Little Mountain Park for this session. We will be working on a switchback that is just below our existing trail Sidewinder. Since the trail is open as we are finishing it we are working on the areas in need of the greatest improvement first. Lots to update you on, but we'll try to keep it short. First, the Heart of the Park Fundraising Event was a huge success. We have raised the money that we need to build phase one of the bicycle skills park, work is expected to begin either late this fall or early winter. It will be our next major project, one we are very excited about! Thank you to all of our donors, and attendee of the HOP event - we sincerely appreciate your support. And a special thanks to our double Platinum donors, the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon and Walmart.
Last session we had the Kulshan Kids lending a hand. They helped us on a future project, a new connector that will link neighborhoods on the south side of Little Mountain. Here you see them arrive, with some of the group's leadership carrying healthy snacks.
In this Terry Afdem photo we are having our safety meeting.
Here Jenny Sandbo leads our trailhead crew (our youngest volunteers) to their worksite.
Our youngest workers removing the organic material away from tree roots, and doing it with smiles on their faces.
And lastly, here Duff and Marie are leading our mining team. After utilizing a mound of good mineral soil (which packs nicely) we carefully decommission the site. Using native materials to build trails is a 'best practices' technique. We had a great time, and I believe the kids did also.
Also, since our last posts, we had the Mayor Wellness Challenge hike. In this photo (thanks again Terry), Mayor Jill address us at the East Trailhead before the hike.
This was our third hike with the Mayor, here you'll see our group shot.
And here we go, heading up the Nature Trail.