Tales From The Trails:

Shiny Happy Trails

Love for Forest Park’s trails shone brightly this summer. Between May and September, 909 volunteers dedicated over 2,700 hours to enhancing this beautiful, urban forest. 

Trail Work Highlights (May-September)

  • Built 570 feet of Alder Trail Reroute (opening Summer 2015)
  • Repaired 320 feet of Wildwood Trail, north of Stone House 
  • Repaired 170 feet of Wild Cherry Trail 
  • Repaired 145 feet of Aspen Trail and nearby Wildwood Trail
  • Replaced two failed bridges

Here is a notoriously muddy stretch of Wildwood, near mile 6.5, just north of Aspen (left). In August, FPC and volunteers constructed steps to soften the grade and slow erosion (right).

In August, a footbridge just north of mile 29 on Wildwood collapsed under a fallen tree (left). In September, FPC volunteers built its replacement (right). 

Forest Park Conservancy could not complete this valuable work without our member support and volunteer energy!

We especially want to thank:
  • Patagonia Employee Interns (Leila, David, Andrea, Terry, Caty, Brad, Lhakpa, Alex, Matt, Annie, Aaron and Dillon!)
  • FPC Trail Interns Nick Johnson and Laura Sanders
  • And the 30 businesses, schools and community groups who volunteered with us this season!
There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved this fall! Volunteer on the trails at one of our upcoming work parties in Forest Park. Or, sign up for our Trail-Rake-A-Thon on Saturday, November 22nd!

Have a question about volunteering? Email Mikala or call 503.223.5449 x 106.

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