March 18th – Work Party: North Ridge Trail
Six people volunteered for the RSTB March Work Party. After reviewing the safety guidelines, four volunteers started work at the North Ridge trail head on the corner of Yosemite Ave. and Flanagan Dr. working east. Two volunteers came in from the east trail head off Geronimo Ave. and Broken Arrow Dr. working west-north west. The water bars (drain dips) were cleared and there were a few California Sage that needed to be trimmed back. Other than that it was all trimming the sides of the trail from the thick annual grass using grass whips and two weed eaters. Hopefully, we stifled the growth of Mustard and Russian thistle (tumbleweed) that was mixed in with the thick grass. A great deal of the trail was cleared with great thanks to; Madison Christian, Mike Kuhn, Ian Nelson, Eric Behnke, Paul Friedeborn and Martin DeGoey.
January 21st – Work Party: Lower Stagecoach Trail
On a perfectly calm and sunny morning, 13 volunteers gathered near the picnic area at Corriganville Park. We reviewed safety guidelines, the tools we would be using, and our objective. The plan was to shore up an edge section of the trail and a switch back section where the trail was eroding. We hauled two 2”x12”x8’ pressure treated redwood planks a short way up the Lower Stagecoach trail, Corriganville Trails (rsrpd.org) . Using Pick Mattocks and shovels, we trenched in the 2”x12”x8’ planks, anchoring them in with carefully fitted rocks and filling them in with dirt. The soil conditions were perfect. After taking a short break, and admiring our handy work, we moved up the trail and filled in ruts and cleared and created water bars (drain dips). Most of the volunteers were from Student Corps, https://studentcorps.org/about/our-mission/. The work party ended with a feeling of achievement. Thanks and appreciation to Naren Borijin, Sansur Borijin, Mingfei Luo, Nelson Hu, Harry Ding, Stella Ding, Kevin Wang, Annie Wang, Ada Tang, Geneen Garcia, Mason Gonzalez, Mike Kuhn, and Martin DeGoey.