Summer of Stewardship 2011: July 2 at Sherwin Lakes Trailhead and Mammoth Rock Trail

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Co-hosted by the High Sierra Triathlon Club

Sponsored by the Old New York Deli & Bagel Company

Project Description: Trail work and recreation site improvements on the Sherwin Lakes, Valentine, and Mammoth Rock trails, plus the Sherwin Creek day-use picnic area. We'll stage at the Sherwin Lakes trailhead (and we encourage volunteers to carpool, as parking is limited), review safety procedures, assign volunteers, and have breakfast at the meeting place, then send smaller groups off to work on the following projects:

+ Sherwin Lakes Trail maintenance (brushing/rocking), plus fire-ring and trash removal

+ Mammoth Rock Trail maintenance (brushing/rocking, replacing broken parking barriers)

+ Valentine Trail maintenance (brushing/rocking, plus logging out some downed trees with hand saws and a cross-cut saw and delineating the trailhead area)

+ Sherwin Creek picnic area table painting and trash pickup

+ Sign painting at other trailheads if time allows

Volunteers will work for approximately three hours, then meet back at Sherwin Lakes Trailhead for lunch and raffle prizes. Please dress appropriately: sturdy close-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, sun protection/bug spray, and eye protection (sunglasses are fine).

Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • Patagonia
  • Michelle Mather Massage
  • Roberto's
  • Old New York Deli & Bagel Company
  • High Sierra Triathlon Club

DELIVERABLES:

Overall:

  • 20 volunteers (17 adults and 3 children)
  • 9 staff (5 FOI staff and 1 FOI intern, 3 MLTPA)
  • 100 total hours of volunteer stewardship, a $2,085 value

Specifics:

  • 10,000 feet of trail maintained
  • 30 feet of trail restored
  • 8.5 miles of trail monitored/hiked
  • 10 trail structures maintained/repaired
  • 1 trail structure built (water bar)
  • 10 logs removed
  • 5 picnic tables painted (Sherwin Lakes Day-Use Area)
  • 2 signs replaced (wilderness boundary and Sherwin Lakes/Valentine Lake trail junction)
  • 10 pounds of trash removed
  • 142 visitors contacted

GRAPHICS:

Click here to download the Sherwin Lakes Trailhead/Mammoth Rock Trail event flyer.

PHOTOS:

Check out the Sherwin Lakes Trailhead/Mammoth Rock Trail event photo gallery here.

PRESS:

Click here to download the article that ran in the July 1, 2011, issue of the Mammoth Times.

Click here to download the calendar announcement that ran in the July 2, 2011, issue of The Sheet.

Click here to download the calendar announcement that ran in the July 1, 2011, issue of the Mammoth Times.

Click here to download the ad that ran in the June 25, 2011, issue of The Sheet.

Click here to download the ad that ran in the June 24, 2011, issue of the Mammoth Times.