Work Party: Victoria Tract Pilchuck Tree Farm – June 3, 2017

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Our main objective will be to haul gravel to some areas of the trail needing it. This will be the other end of the trail we worked on in January. There will be two tractors hauling gravel. Handwork will include shoveling and raking gravel. Some of our work will be brushing trails.  No horses needed as we can drive to the work sites.  Dress appropriately for the weather, but no shorts allowed.  Bring gloves, water and your favorite tools for cutting limbs.  We will have additional tools on site.  Sign in on both the Pilchuck Tree Farm hold harmless agreement and the hours log with your miles traveled to this site and time in travel.

Lunch will be provided by Linda Karmon for all who tell Linda Brown or Rich Guthrie before Thursday June 1st that you are coming.

Some of you do not know about the Pilchuck Tree Farm in Snohomish County, WA. This tree farm consists of about 15,000 acres and is more or less separated into three areas for trails: Bracken tract, Pilchuck or Morgan Tract, and Victoria Village tract. Recreational trail use is allowed by courtesy of the owners of the Tree Farm. To regulate trail use, in cooperation with the Tree Farm, a group has been created called the Pilchuck Recreation Association (PRA). The PRA includes representatives from hikers, bikers, and equestrians and dispenses information to their various organizations about directives from the tree farm and agreements with the tree farm concerning trail use.

Directions:  From I 5 take exit 215 (the next exit north of the Stanwood exit) and turn east on 300th Street NW (Freeborn Rd).  Travel about .9mi to a left turn onto English Grade Rd.  Travel about 1.2 mi to a right turn onto 316th St NW.  Go about .8 mi to the entrance at the top of the hill which is a gravel road on your left that travels north to the parking area on your left.  The address is 1201 316th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.