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Posted 5/25/2017

Release no. 17-014

Tom Conning

SWEET HOME, Ore The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Sweet Home Trails Group are looking for volunteers to improve the conditions of Foster Lake’s North Shore Trail, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

This event supports National Trails Day (http://nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org/) that celebrates America’s 200,000 miles of trails. The American Hiking Society created National Trails Day in the early 1990s and trail advocates and outdoor industry leaders support the day.

Volunteer orientation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Gedney Creek Boat Ramp on Foster Reservoir’s north shore. The project will focus on clearing vegetation such as blackberry bushes, improving trail conditions and making minor bridge improvements. Work is expected to be complete by 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and long pants. Gloves, tools and water will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own. This event will be held rain or shine so dress accordingly. Participants will be given a Sweet Home Trails t-shirt.

Volunteers should RSVP by Wednesday, May 31, to the Corps’ park ranger office at (541) 942-5631 or by email to Jacob.J.Morel@usace.army.mil to ensure enough tools are available.