Moore Creek Open Space Trail Building

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009  |  Updated 8:47 PM PDT
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Thanks to all of you who turned out last Saturday for our Moore Creek Trail Building project in Napa.

Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal.org), Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District hosted this volunteer trail building event on May 16 – 17.

Together volunteers built 850 feet of trail, including 180 feet where they had to do a bucket brigade, which took a lot more work than usual.  They removed 1,200 feet of French Broom on an 8-foot wide trail, created a corridor through the brush along a 1,200-foot side slope, and created drain dips to improve water drainage. Not bad for a couple days of work!

This was a great opportunity to give back to the community, meet new people and enjoy the outdoors while constructing one of the first trails in the beautiful open space.

NBC Bay Area will be partnering with V-O-Cal again on June 5 - 7 at Fernandez Ranch.  More information here

 

Project Details:
Date: Saturday May 16, 8:00 AM  - Sunday May 17, 2:00 PM
Location: 2607 Chiles Pope Valley Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Age restrictions:  14+
Type of work: Trail building
Recommended attire: Sun Hat and close-toed shoes
Items to bring: Water container (you will not be allowed on the trail without a water container), sunscreen, work gloves, day pack to carry water and lunch, sunglasses, plates, utensils, coffee mug, insect repellent, allergy medicine and a change of clothes.
If camping, also bring: A tent, sleeping bag, folding chair, flashlight, change of clothes and other camping gear. 
Meals provided: Saturday is continental breakfast, Sunday is hot breakfast. Dinner Saturday is for all volunteers, whether staying overnight or not
Beverages provided: Yes
Rain contingencies:  Rain or shine
Parking Available:  TBD
Note:  We will be videotaping the event for news and promotional purposes

Please visit http://www.v-o-cal.org/projects/2009.html for more information.

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