CHECK-IN: Volunteer Check in 9am, Saturday, USFS Middle Creek Campground, Mendocino National Forest, 8 miles north of Upper Lake on County Road 301 (Forest Road M-1).
CAMP: camping available on site with toilets and water; trailers/RVs ok.
JOBS: will include hand tool work, cutting and moving cut tree limbs, and other trail repair and restoration work.
FOOD: Bring your own lunch/food (unless we get a sponsor/donor) and hydration fluids.
GEAR: Bring personal protective gear if you have it; some will be available on-site.
DATES: work is scheduled to take place the 2nd Saturday of each month of January, February, March, April, May, June (nothing in July – September), October, November, and December.
VOLUNTEER: Post up here if you can make it.
BACKGROUND: PWORA is working with the Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake District to build new trails and restore fire-damaged trails. The Mason Trail Connector is a conversion to OHV use of approximately 1.3 miles of the abandoned logging road and will provide a connection between two existing Mendocino National Forest OHV trails. The trail was partially constructed by the Mendo NF and improved with 3 other culverts in locations along with the trailbed but lacked a sustainable all-season creek crossing in one location. PWORA constructed a multiplate culvert to provide an all season, sustainable and fire-resistant creek crossing to complete the new trail. Final preparations and arrangements are being made by PWORA and Mendo NF to prepare for an official opening of the trail in 2023.