Season’s Greetings Fellow Trail Travelers,

As the end of the year approaches, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Sonoma County Trails Council. With your help we can continue to build and maintain enjoyable and sustainable trails for all in Sonoma County.

We want to celebrate and thank you for what we have accomplished together in 2014:

• 50 Volunteer Trail Workdays in Annadel and Sugarloaf Ridge State Parks, and on the new East Slope Trail and at Taylor Mt. Regional Park

• 630 Volunteers Working on Trails putting in over 2,500 Hours of Work (65% more than 2013)

We were able to do this with support from the Annadel Half Marathon, the Annadel Mountain Bike Group, Bike Monkey, Camelbak, Clif Bar, Lagunitas, Red Peloton, REI, the Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Sonoma County Ag and Open Space District, Sonoma County Regional Parks and Foundation, Team Sugarloaf, the Trek Store of Santa Rosa and hundreds of volunteers and supporters like you.

And we look forward to even more progress in 2015.

The goal for this year-end fund appeal is to be more productive in our trail work with our own rubber-tracked carrier, a CanyCom that can carry 1,000 pounds at a time.

We want to go from this:

Manpower

Manpower

To this:

Horsepower

Horsepower

By raising $10,000 we will be able to buy our own CanyCom with a trailer to take it to trail projects. This investment is small by many measures, but would make our work more efficient and our volunteers a whole lot happier.

All donations will help us pursue our mission to advocate, plan, build, and maintain a network of sustainable, shared-use trails for non-motorized recreation throughout Sonoma County.

Please contribute online with PayPal at http://www.sonomatrails.org or mail your tax-deductible check (made out to the Sonoma County Trails Council) before the year end.

Best wishes to all on our trails in 2015!

Ken Wells, Executive Director

Sonoma County Trails Council
P.O. Box 14483
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

 

Here are some upcoming winter work days with the Trails Council. We’d love to see you out there!

Saturday, December 13 – Sonoma East Slope Ridge Trail – 9am to about 3pm
We will carpool to the work location from the Valley of the Moon Riding Club, 1005 Verano Avenue in El Verano (just west of Arnold Drive) where we will continue the finish work for the new trail. Bring a day pack with lunch.

Saturday, December 20 – Annadel 3rd Saturday Volunteer Trail Workday – 9am to about 1pm
Meet at the Warren Richardson Trail parking lot at the east end of Channel Drive. We will have parking passes for those that drive. We will consolidate into a few vehicles and shuttle up Richardson Trail to work on N. Burma Trail.

Sunday, December 28 – Taylor Mt. Regional Park – 9am to about 1pm
Meet us at what will soon be the new Taylor Mountain – Petaluma Hill Road trailhead and parking area, south of Yolanda Avenue (just past the Wheeler-Zamaroni Quarry). Be careful turning into the parking area, it is under construction and there is a small unmarked driveway and ranch gate that will be marked with orange cones. We will continue working on the connector trail.

Saturday, January 3 – Sugarloaf Ridge State Park – 9am to about 1pm
We’ll meet at the main day use parking lot, on the left past the entry kiosk. There’s no parking fee for volunteers, tell the kiosk attendant you are a volunteer for trail work. We will continue rebuilding Lower Bald Mountain Trail, just above the parking lot.

Saturday, January 10 – Sonoma East Slope Ridge Trail – 9am to about 3pm
We will carpool to the work location from the Valley of the Moon Riding Club, 1005 Verano Avenue in El Verano (just west of Arnold Drive) where we will continue the finish work for the new trail. Bring a day pack with lunch.

Saturday, January 17 – Annadel 3rd Saturday Volunteer Trail Workday – 9am to about 1pm
Work location to be determined later, depending on weather. Details to follow.

Saturday, January 24 – Taylor Mt. Regional Park – 9am to about 1pm
Meet us at what will soon be the new Taylor Mountain Petaluma Hill Road trailhead and parking area, south of Yolanda Avenue (just past the Wheeler-Zamaroni Quarry). Be careful turning into the parking area, it is under construction and there is a small unmarked driveway and ranch gate that will be marked with orange cones. We will continue working on the connector trail.

For all Trails Council workdays, bring water, gloves, a hat, and wear long
pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen/raingear depending on weather. No experience necessary – we
have tools and trained crew leaders. We will have Clif bars and beverages afterwards.