Thursday, May 12, 2016

Comcast Cares Day on the Whitehorse Trail, the follow-up

 April 30th was a perfect day for the Comcast Cares Volunteer event.  Well over 200 people showed up at the old mill site just west of Oso to help Snohomish County Parks spruce up the Whitehorse Trail as part of Comcast Cares nation wide day of helping local communities.

Besides the huge group that arrived in Darrington, there were over 9000 events across the country.

Snohomish County Parks and Comcast made the event very smooth and effective.  Sign up at the old mill site was quick and easy, with coffee and a snack for those people who had driven a long way and risen very early for the 8AM start. 

There were 7 school buses ready to take us out to one of the 8 work stations (one work station started on the trail right at the mill site.)

Team leaders got us some tools and direction at each site.  I was at the Fortson Mill where Snohomish County Parks has recently purchased some land for a trail head.
  The order of the day was removing brush, bagging invasive weeds, picking up trash, clearing small windfall, and clearing brush around bridges so that the recently refurbished historic railroad bridges will keep lasting many more years. 
 The weather could not have been better.
 It was a great way to also meet some new people on the trail.  There were lots of families, and in the area I worked, there was a large group of Darrington High School students.
Thank you one and all, Comcast employees and friends, and Snohomish County Parks.  The Whitehorse Trail is rapidly evolving into a wonderful regional trail opportunity.

There was also a very nice pizza treat at the end of the work.  I guess it must have hit the spot, because I forgot all about taking pictures.

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