Trail Maintenance Workshop: MukilteoJoin EarthCorps and the City of Mukilteo for a special workshop through the Mukilteo Steward Program! This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about maintaining trails in Japanese Gulch, with hopes that participants will keep coming out to volunteer with us!
This workshop will begin with an in-class seminar where participants will learn and discuss basic trail terminology and sustainable trail designs as well as an introduction to EarthCorps digital trial logging app. Participants will then go to Japanese Gulch for some hands-on practice!
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define at least four basic trail terms
- Discuss the three goals of a sustainable trail
- Identify a sustainable trail vs. unsustainable trial when hiking
- Manage basic trail issues regarding drainage, tread, and brush
- Begin maintaining Japanese Gulch trails on their own if they choose to become a park steward
FOR YOUR COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:
- Clothing that can get dirty
- Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, running shoes or similar)
- Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
- Sack lunch and snacks
- Full water bottle
- Travel mug for tea/coffee