Monthly Trails and YIPS! Crew
The Trails and YIPS! Crew ( Yachats Invasive Plants Subcommittee) normally meets on the first and third Saturdays of every month for two hours of work, weather permitting.
First & Third Saturdays
Work on the first Saturday normally focuses mainly on trail* maintenance, repair and upgrades. On the third Saturday, the emphasis is more on removing invasive weeds**. However we try always to accommodate everyone’s interests and abilities by planning a variety of tasks on every work day.
We normally meet at the north end of the Commons at about 9:45 am for orientation and instructions, and disperse from there. The actual starting times may vary between 9:30 and 10:00 am, but will always be specified in the e-mail announcement of the work session. After work we adjourn to the Drift Inn for complimentary drinks and snacks.
Details of the planned activities are sent out by e-mail a few days ahead of time. If you would like to get on the mailing list, contact Loren Dickinson.
* We work on the Ya Xaik trail, the Amanda trail, the Prospect trail, the Gerdemann public trail, and the trail system in the Commons Wetland Park.
** YIPS! work includes all trails, the Whale Tail Park, the Prospect Garden and the Commons Wetland Park.
The Trails Crew traditionally holds a holiday party in December every year. The date and venue for 2020 party is still to be decided. Once it is set, everyone on the trails mailing list will be advised and invited.
New Year’s Day Peace Hike, January 1
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Earth Day, April 18
In partnership with SOLVE Oregon and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, we plan to have a morning work session, clearing invasive weeds at a local state park. Closer to the date we will mail full details to everyone on our mailing list. Meanwhile, if you want to register for this event, you can do so here.
National Trails Day
NTD in 2020 will be on June 6. As usual, we plan to celebrate this day in collaboration with the US Forest Service. Details will follow closer to the date.
The annual 804 Trail Ivy Pull for 2019 was held on Saturday, August 24
Over 40 people showed up at the Overleaf Lodge, enjoying perfect weather as we pulled a mountain of ivy. The total weight was 1500 pounds - yet another great haul, helping to beautify the 804 Trail. And then we had a wonderful BBQ over at the Fireside. As always, Drew Roslund was a gracious and generous host - there were free spa passes for all, plus a couple of valuable spa gift certificates. Thank you Drew and the Overleaf/Fireside staff who helped you. The date for the 2020 Ivy Pull is still to be decided.
La De Da parade, held every year on July 4
The Trails crew regularly participates in this fun event.
Trails Crew Picnic
This annual volunteer appreciation event was held on August 3 in the beautiful grounds of Quiet Water.