Volunteers turn out in force to build up forest trails – Trail Summit is Saturday

Photo by Maureen McGarry | RSVP

TRAIL TOIL About 35 volunteers turned out Saturday to help maintain trails in the Arcata Community Forest from 14th Street to Redwood Park.

Tasks included back filling newly built steps with quarry rock base, armoring the upper trail where it emerges on the field with quarry base, armoring the trail at the toe of the field with quarry base to eliminate a chronic muddy trail, installation of two four-inch inch flex pipe culverts with filter fabric underlay to permit field to drain, cutting and digging out several English laurel bushes, removal of about five cubic yards of ivy and trash pickup on Trails 1 and 2.

The volunteers moved 10 cubic yards of 1.5-inch quarry base and pulled about five cubic yards of ivy.

The project wasn’t quite finished, with about 5 more cubic yards of rock to roll out. City staff was to pick up the pulled ivy and roll the newly laid rock on Monday and Tuesday. The workday concluded with a burrito feast courtesy of RSVP volunteers. 

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Photo by Maureen McGarry | RSVP

Photo by Maureen McGarry | RSVP

Photo by Maureen McGarry | RSVP

Annual Trails Summit at KBR this Saturday

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY –On Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., State Senator Mike McGuire will join trail supporters and local agencies for the third Humboldt Trails Summit held at the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center, Humboldt State University. 

The Trails Summit will celebrate local trail successes, provide updates on current projects, and begin to envision the future Great Redwood Trail and how it can connect with local trail efforts. 

The event opens with an open house showcasing local efforts to develop and support trails – a great opportunity to visit directly with organization representatives, ask questions, and learn about opportunities for community involvement. 

At 10 a.m., Hank Seemann, deputy director for Humboldt County Public Works, will report on recent developments with local trails. 

Following this presentation, Senator Mike McGuire will hold a town hall-style meeting on the Great Redwood Trail to discuss how this 300-mile trail from Humboldt Bay to San Francisco Bay could be transformational for the North Coast and open up additional local and regional trail opportunities. 

 HSU has free car parking on Saturdays, and bike parking is always free.

humboldtbaytrail.info, humtrails.org


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