It has been several months since our last message to you all, and for that, we apologize. Rest assured, our work to build quality trails for our diverse community of trail users has continued in the field while the integration of our two organizations has been proceeding in meetings on Zoom.
And despite the challenges of a pandemic, the start of a new era for trails in our region is here.
The Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Trails Council and the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance have officially combined forces under our new name, the Redwood Trails Alliance.
The new organization will operate under the leadership of Executive Director Debbie St. Cyr and Trails Director Ken Wells, with a full-time trail construction team as well as more resources devoted to trail advocacy, education and volunteer trail work in the Sonoma, Napa, and Lake County area.
With some critical initial steps taken, we are now in the process of setting up new social media and a website to communicate with you, our trail community. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, here are a few updates on some of the cool things our team has been doing.
Strengthened our successful partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks through a series of park trail repairs and realignments in Helen Putnam, Foothill, Taylor Mt. and Hood Mt. Regional Parks. And that’s just in the spring of 2021. More projects are lined up for more parks throughout Sonoma County.
Supported our local high school mountain bike teams give back to their communities and the trails they love. We combined volunteer trail work and education to create a fun and engaging environment while learning why we do trail work, with projects at Skyline Wilderness Park, Moore Creek Park, and at the PUC Forest.
Established new and better relations with State Parks – Bay Area District to advocate for our beloved Trione-Annadel State Park and how we can partner to work towards returning to community volunteer days and making trail improvements. Stay tuned for updates on those agreements.
Began the initial trail design for a new trail system at Suscol Headwaters Park.
With COVID vaccinations here we have re-started our volunteer workdays and there will be more opportunities to give back to your favorite trails and parks.
The Redwood Trails Alliance has arrived….