3rd Saturday Workday in Annadel - This weekend!

Greetings trail work volunteers - The next Sonoma County Trails Council trail work day to help repair the trails at Annadel State Park is Saturday, September 21, from 9am to about 1pm.

Meet us at 9am at the bottom of North Burma Trail at Channel Drive. We will have parking passes for those that drive and there should be adequate parking in that general area.

Bring gloves, a hat and water that you can take with you while working, and wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. No experience necessary - we have tools and trained crew leaders.

In order to make sure we have enough tools and beverages please reply to kenwells@sonic.net if you plan to attend.

We look forward to seeing you and having fun taking care of our wonderful park.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

My apology for duplicate notices.

Ken Wells, Executive Director Sonoma County Trails Council 707-538-9389 www.sonomatrails.org

A Look Back...and a Look Ahead

Happy New Year to all! 2009 was a productive and eventful year -- in rough order:

  • Trail Stewardship Training at Shiloh Regional Park, led by Rob Helms, Tim Mayer and Geoffrey Skinner
  • Trail stewardship projects at Annadel and Sugarloaf State Parks
  • Partnership with Regional Parks for trail construction at Hood Mountain
  • Trail design and construction at Little Black Mountain for Sonoma Land Trust
  • Temporary trail construction at Glen Oaks Ranch for Sonoma Land Trust
  • National Trails Day at Salt Point State Park--campground and trail stewardship projects
  • Council bylaws revised and adopted by Board of Directors
  • Winter and springtime dog hikes
  • Hard working crews led by Tim Mayer built a terrific pair of causeways on Spring Creek Trail at Annadel (see story below)
  • Successful reconsideration request for multi-use designation on Stump Beach Trail at Salt Point SP
  • Rob Helms steps down as Executive Director
  • A great tool party gets all tools in shape for the 2010 season

As we look to the coming year, we are still working to firm up our calendar, but look for:

  • Stump Beach Trail and other projects at Salt Point for National Trails Day in June
  • Trail stewardship on the Creekside Trail at Shiloh Regional Park
  • Stewardship workshops
  • Ongoing stewardship at Annadel

...and many more opportunities to get outside and give back to the parks. Please check back on our trails blog for current opportunities and news.