Monday, September 1, 2014

New things happening along the trails

Don Kusler writes to point out two new improvements on the Centennial Trail:

  • A traffic light has been added to the crossing at 2nd Street in Snohomish.
  • The school kids at Centennial Middle School will soon have a better way to use the Centennial Trail to get  to school.  A paved connector and crossing light will help  youth to walk and bike to school.

Blake Trask of Washington Bikes writes to invite everyone to join a celebration with Snohomish County Parks  having acquired land at Fortson Mill, creating a new trailhead along the Whitehorse Trail:
Event Description:

A 45 minute event at a Fortson Mill trailhead along the Whitehorse Rail Trail Corridor. The vent would bring together local, state, and federal elected leaders and staff, along with community members, work force teams, and supporting organizations to celebrate the partnerships, progress, and potential of the Whitehorse Trail. Event would feature updates from Snohomish County Parks, representatives of Arlington and Darrington, as well as others on future opportunities to grow support for completing the trail. Event would also highlight the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, including a potential  "Hike and Bike the Stilly Weekend" supported by organizations including Washington Trails Association, Washington Bikes, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, and others.

  • Saturday, September 13 at 10:30 am (expected event time 45 minutes)

  • Whitehorse Trail between Arlington and Darrington at Fortson Mill that shows some of the progress by the work force teams and Snohomish County Parks in improving the trail since the SR 530 Landslide

Benefits of the event include:
  • Highlight another element of economic recovery and development since the SR 530 landslide
  • Update participants on progress and next steps in funding opportunities to complete the 27-mile trail linking Arlington with Darrington
  • Highlight to media that great outdoor recreation opportunities exist into the fall in the Stilly Valley, including biking the Centennial Trail, the Mountain Loop Highway, gravel grinding, as well as numerous hikes around the Mt Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Thanks to local leadership for their work to elevate economic redevelopment opportunities in the Stilly Valley


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