- Category: Special Information
- Published: Monday, 06 November 2017 17:39
- Written by Super User
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Monday, the 6th.
Dear Skyline Park Enthusiasts,
Much was done in the Park last week. Landscaping improvements were made in the RV Park and the main entrance, our 3 man trail crew went up and cut burned out trees daily on the upper acres. There were times after they cleared a trail, they would go back only to find more trees down. So far, they have cleared the Buckeye Trails three separate times. Wed., Nov. 1st, Battalion Chief Jared Anderson along with three more fire fighters spent 5 hours up on the trails, cutting down large trees that were problematic for our trail crew. They donated their time to help Skyline with their special skills on their off hours. On Thurs., our Trail Master met with 6 volunteers who were to be crew leaders for the Nov. 4th workday, going up on the trails deciding what was to be done. While the morning of November 4th dawned overcast, the spirits of those volunteers entering the Park were bright and enthusiastic. Everyone was greeted with coffee and donuts. The volunteers were split into two groups. One group with 20+ people worked around the Park entrance and bathrooms, cleaning up the grounds, moving rocks, marking trails and spreading wood chips and gravel. The other group of 50+ was sponsored by REI and worked around some of the trails. They stayed with their crew leaders and did not wander off into unsafe areas. They worked on all the trees that had been cut down on the Passini Trail. They distributed cut logs. They pruned branches off the logs/trees and spread the branches on the barren/burnt earth for erosion control. Large logs were placed over some of the old "social trails", covering them up for erosion control. The same work was done on Buckeye Trail and Lower Skyline Trails with different crews. An amazing amount of hard work was done by all volunteers. By 1 pm, it was quitting time. The Trail volunteers were served a burrito lunch by REI in the picnic area. The grounds volunteers were served a pizza lunch next to the parking lot. Homemade cookies were offered made by a kiosk worker. Everyone left with smiles on their faces, knowing they made a positive contribution to our beloved Park. If you would like to volunteer, please call our kiosk (252-0481) between 8 am and 5 pm and ask to be put on our volunteer list stating your area of interest.