Volunteers from last month’s workday on the Mount Hough/South Park trail project pose after a hard day of trail building. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship plans on holding another workday this Saturday, though it may be canceled due to the federal government shutdown. Photo submitted
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship plans to have its second volunteer workday on the Mount Hough/South Park project, and volunteers are encouraged to participate. The workday is set for Oct. 19 beginning at 9 a.m.
The stewardship wasn’t sure if it would be able to hold the workday due to the federal government’s shutdown. On Monday, Oct. 14, the stewardship received word that it will be allowed to hold the workday regardless of the federal government’s status.
The stewardship already had to lay off a trail crew of eight individuals due to the government shutdown. Since the scheduled workday is volunteer based, however, it will be allowed to continue.
Plumas Arts is partnering with the stewardship by offering $5 off day-of entrance to the Mountain Harvest Festival for any volunteer.
Volunteers will meet at the Mt. Hough Ranger Station at 9 a.m. before carpooling out to the trail site. The stewardship will provide bagels, sack lunches, tools and trail guidance.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, water containers, work shoes, layers and sun protection. Those interested in more information on the workday can go to sierratrails.org.