|photo credit Sarah Arney|
The Centennial Trail Coalition board members present a B-I-G $5000 check to Snohomish County Parks at our November 21st General Meeting. In the photo standing (left to right) are Russ Bosanko, Nicholas Gero, and Kathryn Watanabe, all from the parks staff, Rick Schrank and Matt Riggen from the CTCSC Board, and Tom Teigen, Snohomish County Parks Director. In the front are George Winters and Betty Bauer from the CTCSC Board.
This donation represents a generous grant from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians to the CTCSC for improvements on the Whitehorse Trail. The money helped finance the recent safety improvements that have allowed Snohomish County Parks to open the section of the Whitehorse Trail from the Centennial Trail at the Resilience Arch to Cloverdale Farms.
There are now 10 miles open on the Whitehorse Trail. Plans are in progress for improving the gravel bed in this newly opened section. After that, the next big challenge is to get 10 remaining bridges improved for safe pedestrian and horse travel, similar to the way that the first big bridge over the North Fork of the Stillaguamish has been improved on this newly opened section of trail.