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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jan 31st NMTAB trail work party! 9am-noon

Fixing a Missing Link on the 30th Street Trail



Hey PT Trails Volunteers!
The Non-Motorized Transportation Board (NMTAB) is sponsoring another opportunity to fix a missing link in Port Townsend's Trail System. This one is on the 30th Street Right-of-way between Holcomb and Gise Streets (see attached map for location details). The work party will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 9 am to Noon. Best parking is along Gise between the 29th and 30th Street Right-of-ways. There are no houses on the east side of this block, and it is on the uphill side of the project.
Once complete, the 30th Street Trail will be a major east-west corridor between San Juan Street and 35th Street Park. It will provide a public off-street way to climb the hill on the west side of San Juan Valley and avoid traffic on Hastings and Umatilla Avenues. It is also a very scenic trail!
This block of the right-of-way is on an open hillside, so the work will involve "duff" removal to clear the treadway and perhaps planting some native shrubs. Also we'll be placing trail signs at each end. Please bring tools such as shovels, hoes, rakes, grub hoes, mattox and McLeods, as well as good work gloves and work boots, as the grass can get slippery going down hill. We plan to place a gentle switch back on the steeper section to prevent erosion and provide a gentler climbing gradient. As always, dress for the weather, as we will work rain or shine. Beverages and snacks will be provided to make it a party! For questions or more information, please contact Scott Walker at walkers@olympus.net