Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Help Build Skyline Trail near Sprague this Saturday

You probably know about the Spring Valley Park trail project spear-headed by the Salem Area Trails Alliance.

And you may know about the "secret" trail along Croisan between Croisan Scenic Way and Spring Street.

Skyline Trail at Sprague, Work Party March 2nd
It turns out there's also a growing network of trails around Sprague High School!

This Saturday, March 2nd, Mark Wigg and trail volunteers will be working on a northern section of the trail system. Mark writes:
We will be meeting at the first parking lot off Kuebler at Sprague HS at 9am Saturday March 2. Bring hoes, rakes, loppers, but no power tools.

We have permission to work on the skyline trail extension. It is mostly hoe work. With a dozen people, we can complete a connection from the current loop to Joseph St. that would be suitable for hiking. I will have some hoes and pulaskis provided by our friends at Salem Parks, bring your own tools if you want. I promised the city that we would transplant any sword fern we need to remove from the trail. I will be there at 9 am and plan on working until noon.
Mark also promises bonus lore: A beaver dam for urban naturalists, and even a ghost story - with recent sightings!

If you'd like to help built trails inside the city, here's a great opportunity!

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