Greetings Redwood Trails Alliance supporters!
We’ve been working hard to bring more trails and better trails to our tri-county area. Excitedly, we are on track to add 12 new miles of trail and a new pumptrack in 2022! We’ve been busy and we are stoked!
Our trail team under has been going gangbusters with trail project planning, mapping, excavating, improving existing trails, and training youth crews on durable trail construction. We’ve increased our community volunteer opportunities and added an all-community new trail build in Taylor Mountain. If you’re out and about and see the team, give them a shoutout. As you know, we’ve been growing rapidly over the past year. We are proud to have a full-time trail team and have plans to continue to grow our team over the next couple years. We have you to thank for our success! Expanding our trail team is due to your supporting memberships and donations.
Where we've been. Where we are. Where we will be: Boggs Mountain Demonstrations State Forest, Moore Creek Park, Skyline Wilderness Park pumptrack, Trione-Annadel State Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, Monte Rio Redwoods, Wright Hill Ranch, Helen Putnam Regional Park Hood Mountain Regional Park, Mark West Springs Regional Park and Pinnacle Gulch Regional Park.
We recently expanded our internal work and hired a full-time person to help myself and provide internal project management support for our trail team. This is huge! Rachael Bean transitioned from our trail team and into the office. Her experience as a trail builder makes her a perfect fit! Being supported internally will provide more time to focus on our advocacy efforts, communications, strengthening our partnerships and continue to develop our relationships with community leaders who see trails as an asset.
Our board of directors is also expanding. If you’re interested in what we do, reach out to me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org 3 spots are currently open. We have an enthusiastic, positive and deeply engaged board of directors who donate their time and expertise to ensure we are meeting our mission, vision, purpose, and values. Serving on the board for Redwood Trails Alliance is an opportunity to be involved in strategic planning, advocacy at the highest level and a great opportunity to get the inside scoop on trail projects, past, present, and future.
We held our first bike giveaway in 2022 to support our Bring Back Boggs campaign and raised $80,000 towards rebuilding Boggs trails! Even though the bike giveaway is over we continue to raise funds. Bring Back Boggs We recently launched our Trails Don't Build Themselves campaign in support of Dan's Wild Ride and Moore Creek Park trails. Check out our project support page HERE. Thank you to the private donors who pledged $50,000 to start off our fundraising efforts. Check our project page as we continue to update more projects we need funding for.
Last but not least, our Redwood Trails Alliance merchandise is on the way! We expect to have merchandise by the end of April. We'll update our STORE with photos soon.
Thank you for you being outdoor enthusiasts enjoying trails across Napa, Lake and Sonoma counties! We are grateful for the love and support to bring more trails and better trails!
We hope to see you on the trails, at one of our trail dig days and/or our events.
Stay stoked and get outside!
Debbie St.Cyr, Executive Director
Redwood Trails Alliance