This year is a great year to leave your mark and help build a trail! A bright new year is upon us, and if you are like Trails for Creston Valley Society members, you are out enjoying every minute of this snow but always with the thought and memory of spring just around the corner.
The community trails group has accomplished so much in one short year in creating awareness and support for building and preserving trails and access to green spaces and water. Imagine what it can accomplish now that the groundwork has been laid and members are ready to get their hands dirty!
Already there are several ongoing projects and committees forming to support them, and the fun part is people are stepping up to help. Volunteerism in the community is alive and well, and the trails society has plenty of work to go around.
This spring, the trails society will be breaking ground on a big project to get everyone involved and celebrate our progress: the ferry landing site.
At 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Snoring Sasquatch, please come to a fun community event to get an update on what has happened so far and hear what is next. The event will feature a slideshow presentation sharing the vision, and light refreshments will be served. This will be interesting for the whole family, and what better way to spend time with your children than to get out in the community making positive change!
The trails society has divided the project up into phases and are looking for volunteers who would like to assist with specific aspects of the project, such as cleanup of the site, gravel, fundraising for concrete picnic tables, fire pits and benches, planning the layout, signage and markers, and a celebration event.
A fun and interesting way to get involved could be challenge your family, co-workers or business to sponsor a picnic site, table and fire pit, a load of gravel or a bench.
The society is excited for this project as it will be a great addition to recreation in the area by providing a designated place for families to have picnics and a fire by the water.
—TRAILS FOR CRESTON VALLEY SOCIETY