Thursday, May 12, 2016
Comcast Cares Day on the Whitehorse Trail, the follow-up
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.
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.