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Shady Trail Work in July!

Sanborn-Skyline County Park, July 25-27

The Bay Area Ridge Trail is growing and you can be a part of it! Come help Volunteers for Outdoor California July 25-27 work on the John Nicholas Trail, the new 4 mile Bay Area Ridge Trail Section in Sanborn County Park near Saratoga, which is scheduled to open next spring. This is a shady trail in a beautiful spot, so it will be a great place to work in late July! This is your chance to learn new trail skills and the use of different tools: grip-hoist, anyone? Trail work on Saturday and Sunday will include rock work, bridge ramps, new trail and fixing up existing trail. Many hands make light work and a great weekend-long party.

Join us for the weekend or for just a day. Work on the trail or help in camp with registration, providing food for over 100 volunteers, setting up shower tents, serving beer and more... You won't want to miss it! Send a flyer to your friends and encourage them to join us!

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News & Events

V-O-Cal volunteers did it again! Transformed a sad and and not very safe spraycooltrail into a thing of beauty in a single weekend. Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space was a great place to work the final weekend of June: hot, dusty, rock-hard dirt. Hmmm, that doesn't sound nearly as good as it felt. Maybe it was the care shown by our crew leaders...

With great work by the project team to make sure everything ran smoothly despite the heat, over 100 volunteers had a great time, and left with a tremendous sense of satisfaction and the heartfelt thanks of the agency staff:

"This was a huge project that could not have been accomplished by staff
without completely closing the trail for a month or more. Your skilled volunteers -- and the sheer numbers that you bring with you -- accomplished our equivalent of moving mountains." Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard

In the words of Eliot Hudson, Project Lead, "Yard for yard, the ground was hard, we had thick berms to cut and large ruts to fill. However, the trail on which V-O-Cal volunteers worked has been a top priority for WCOSD, and by the end of the weekend it was utterly transformed. " Read more here...

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