Trail work volunteers sought

The Washington Trails Association is hosting two weekends of volunteer trail work at Coyote Wall in the Columbia River Gorge. Volunteers are sought to help with trail restoration and maintenance.

No prior experience is necessary. WTA provides tools and instruction. To register visit http://bit.ly/YTQE5h or contact Ryan at ryan@wta.org or 360-722-2657.

WTA’s weekend work parties feature an optional campout and potluck on Saturday night. Participants can come for either day or both Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers earn a NW Forest day pass for each day of service, or an annual pass for two days.

Visit these sites for details:

n March 16-17 — Catherine Creek-Tracy Hill trail construction

http://bit.ly/13j6U6H

n March 16-17 — Coyote Wall, trail restoration

http://bit.ly/XVmnoA

n March 23-24 — Coyote Wall, trail restoration

http://bit.ly/Xb9K8W

Located just across the Columbia from Hood River, the Coyote Wall and Catherine Creek areas are popular hiking and mountain biking destinations. Scenic vistas, rolling oak woodlands, dramatic basalt cliffs and a proliferation of wildflowers in the spring draw many trail users from throughout the region.

With generous support from a National Forest Foundation Grant and Skamania Lodge, WTA is working in partnership with the Forest Service and other trail user groups to plan and complete trail restoration projects.

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