2014 Trail Crew Highlights
SMMTC Trail Crew Accomplishments in the Past Year
- Completed major maintenance and improvements to the Nicholas Flats Trail in Leo Carrillo State Park. Fifteen volunteer days on this project, involving dozens of volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours. Restored the standard width and height of the trail corridor, and corrected the severe “trenching” due to years of erosion. This project was aided by two volunteer days with large groups of students from California State University Channel Islands.
- Restored the La Jolla Valley Hike-In campground in Point Mugu State Park. The campground was completely destroyed during the 2013 Springs Fire. The Trails Council donated $10,000 for new tables, food storage boxes and signage. Four eagle scouts from Troop 730, Newbury Park contributed several hundred hours of volunteer service to assemble the tables, install metal food storage boxes, install new signage, debris removal and other general maintenance tasks.
- Completed general improvements to the Del Norte Campground on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands national Park. The crew constructed level tent pads for each campsite, assembled and installed new picnic tables and completed other general maintenance tasks.
- Completed general maintenance to the Backbone Trail in Upper Solstice Canyon. Several volunteer days of heavy brushing on this project restored the standard trail corridor width and height. This project was aided by two volunteer days with a group of students visiting from Boston University on an “Alternative” winter break.
- Completed initial phase of habitat restoration on Saddle Peak. Completed a multi-year effort to remove the invasive Spanish Broom form Saddle Peak. The project is continuing with controlling new growth and assisting NPS with the planting of, and tending to native plants.
- Completed restoration of the Sage Trail in Point Mugu State Park. This was the main project for 2014 “Trail Days”. We had plenty of help from CORBA! Dozens of volunteers were supervised by the Trails Council crewleaders in removing rocks and debris, installing erosion control features and general grooming of the trail.
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