by Suzanne Whelan
Friends and neighbors are invited to join us in celebrating National Trails Day 2011 by participating in trail maintenance and vegetation management followed by a hosted barbecue at Phoenix Lake on Saturday, June 4.
The district will be making improvements to Gertrude Ord Trail at the western end of Phoenix Lake near the town of Ross. Projects will include rebuilding a bridge and stairs, improving drainage and vegetation maintenance. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9:00 a.m. at the dam at Phoenix Lake. The gate at Natalie Coffin Greene Park will be open from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. so volunteers can park by the dam (there is space for 25 cars). People who arrive late or need to leave early will need to find their own parking. The barbecue will be from 12:30 to 2:00 by the Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake.
Basket-maker Charles Kennard will bring his creations and talk about the materials and techniques used in the ancient craft of basket making.
Dress for changing weather and bring a hat, sunscreen, work shoes, a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. MMWD provides snacks, water, instruction and inspiration! Trail events are generally suitable for ages 13 and up. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and volunteers under 18 must bring a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Please contact MMWD for a form.
More information about this and other volunteer opportunities is available on our website: www.marinwater.org. Advance registration for National Trails Day is requested for planning purposes. Call (415) 945-1128 or email email@example.com.