Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HELP Methow Valley Trails

Our friends at Washington Trails Association have been awarded a killer grant. YOU can help their efforts even more by providing a dollar for dollar match.

More for the Methow

Washington Trails Association recently received a generous matching grant from the National Forest Foundation. If we raise $10,000 by September 30, we will receive a dollar-for-dollar match, for a total of $20,000. This would allow WTA to double its volunteer commitment to the Methow Valley this year. WTA has scheduled 40 days of log out, bridge construction, and annual maintenance on Methow Valley trails. At press time, WTA volunteers have completed more than 2,000 hours of work to benefit hikers and there’s more to be done. Families, travelers, and campers will soon find a friendlier, more accessible trail at the Lone Fir Campground. For the more adventurous hiker, early season maintenance made a dozen trails more passable, including the well-traveled loop at Maple Pass. Once the Boundary Trail log-out is complete, backpackers crossing the west end of the Pasayten will find the journey much easier, giving them a chance to enjoy the area’s ample scenery.
Your gift today can help provide the tools, training, and support that WTA volunteers need to keep Methow Valley trails open and ready for adventure—this season and beyond. And, your contribution will go twice as far thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from the National Forest Foundation.
Give now and write “Methow” in the comment box. For more information, contact Rebecca Lavigne at Rebecca@wta.org , or call (206) 625-1367.

Photo above by Arlo Smith from Maple Pass

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