September & October Trail Projects

September & October Trail Projects

Volunteer Opportunities in North Park & Harrison Hills Park

Updated 9/15/21

Volunteers did a great job over the weekend. We owe them all a big thank you! 

On Saturday, September 18, we will start work at a new location in North Park and use the rock we mined last weekend to address wet areas as well as cover a black, plastic pipe with rock to restore a natural look.  This work will take place adjacent to Beveridge Shelter in North Park.  Many will find the rock work an interesting change from our regular trail work. Details are as follows: 

  • Timeframe: Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (not 2:00 p.m.as previously listed)
  • Location: Beveridge Shelter in North Park. Click here for directions 
  • Scope of work: reset a plastic pipe to sit lower, cover the pipe in rocks. Rock armor a wet section of trail. 

While no advanced sign up or registration is required, we recommend sending an email to bobmulshine@hotmail.com to indicate your attendance. This will help us to better prepare for the event.

For the Harrison Hills Park Project, which takes place October 2 and 3, we will focus on the trail between the Bobwhite Shelter and the Rainbow Bridge. This section is very wet and not in good shape.  Some people that did the Challenge in the early days pointed out that the trail used to run another way.  We are going to use that old route to get around the bad section. Details are as follows:

  • Timeframe: Saturday, October 2, and Sunday, October 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (not 2:00 p.m. as previously listed)
  • Location: meet at the parking lot in front of Bobwhite Shelter. Click here for directions. (Note: we will walk on the RCT back towards the park entrance for about a half a mile to the beginning of the worksite. Tools will be distributed by the cars.)
  • Scope of work: remove low vegetation to make a travel corridor, address blazing and signage, correct water issues with grade reversals and grade dips.

Similar to the North Park project, while no advanced sign up or registration is required, we recommend sending an email to bobmulshine@hotmail.com to indicate your attendance. This will help us to better prepare for the event.

COVID / Safety for both North Park and Harrison Hills projects: 
There will be plenty of opportunity to keep distance between the volunteers. We expect everyone to use their own judgement on how to stay safe. We recommend good boots that can keep you steady while moving on uneven surfaces. Bring work gloves. Bring food and drink. We will be working through the traditional lunch hour so plan to stop, eat, drink and rest during the work session.