On Saturday, September 27, our Giant Sycamore will be one of the National Public Lands Day projects. During the morning of the 27th, we’ll be moving the picnic tables, the sign board, and the hitching rails further from the tree base to allow the soil under the tree to recover to its natural state. We’ll also be spreading bark mulch under the tree to speed up the soil’s recuperation.

For this project, we’ll have permission from NTMWD to use their construction road to drive our vehicles down to Wilson Creek and park there. So instead of an 8-mile hike to reach the tree, it will now be only a short ¼ mile walk.
If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Duke Monson at duke.fhollow@earthlink.net with the number of adults who will be coming, and if you can provide any of the following tools:
Shovel
Rake
Metal-tined pitchfork

Also, if you have a Bobcat with a front-end loader or a tractor with a front-end loader or post-hole digger, and can transport it to the site, please let Duke know that also. There is also a need for two sets of teams (2-3 folks each) to mind the gates across the NTMWD property, since the gates will need to be opened and closed for each vehicle that enters or leaves. Please let Duke know if you can be that team member.

If you can come, you’ll need water, bug-spray, long-sleeves, gloves, and a bag-lunch. We’ll start at 830am and hopefully be finished by noon. Duke will provide directions to the construction road entrance as you RSVP.

TTPA will bring chainsaws and some hand tools.Where – NTMWD Construction entrance on Orr Road
When – 830am, Saturday, September 27

Our plans to gather at Brockdale Park Trailhead, and work on opening the new trailbed at the north end of the Raptor Center. There will also be some trailhead maintenance and trail maintenance on the stretch from Brockdale to the worksite.

Where – Brockdale Park Trailhead
When – 830am, Friday, August 29
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, long sleeves, gloves, and water

Our plans at the moment are to gather at the Highland Park Trailhead, and work on trail maintenance and fallen tree cleanup as needed. However, the plans may change, so please check this site for last minute changes.

Where – Highland Park Trailhead
When – 8am, Saturday, August 9
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

Our plans at the moment are to gather at the Brockdale Trailhead, and work on trail maintenance and trailhead cleanup as needed. However, the plans may change, so please check this site for last minute changes.

Where – Brockdale Trailhead
When – 8am, Saturday, July 12
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

Our plans at the moment are to gather at the Brockdale Trailhead, and work on trail maintenance as needed. However, the plans may change, so please check this site for last minute changes.

Where – Brockdale Trailhead
When – 9am, Saturday, June 14
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

We’ll be gathering at the Highland Park Trailhead and working north (or possibly south), trimming and clearing as needed.

Where – Highland Park Trailhead
When – 9am, Saturday, May 10
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

We’ll be gathering at the Brockdale Park Trailhead and working north on the trail as far as White Rock Creek, trimming and clearing as needed.

Where – Brockdale Park Trailhead
When – 9am, Saturday, April 12
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

We’ll be gathering at the East Fork Trailhead and working up the trail as far as Collin Park, trimming and clearing as needed.

Where – East Fork Trailhead
When – 9am, Saturday, Mar 8
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

Cancelled for inclement weather (i.e. too darned cold!)

We’ll be gathering at the East Fork Trailhead and working up the trail as far as Collin Park, trimming and clearing as needed.

Where – East Fork Trailhead
When – 9am, Saturday, Feb 8
What to bring – bags for trash, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves

We’ll be gathering at the Collin Park picnic table to clear the trail through the Collin Park grounds.

Where – Collin Park picnic table
When – 9am, Saturday, Jan 11
What to bring – lawn mowers, loppers, chainsaw, long sleeves, and gloves.