Thank you 2017 Trail Volunteers

Trail Workers Building a BridgeThanks to all of the volunteers who came out for trail work this season. We have put in 895.5 volunteer hours planning, building and maintaining the City of Frederick Municipal Forest Trails (a.k.a. the Frederick Watershed). This doesn’t include hours spent hauling out almost 2 tons of trash from the roads.

Couldn’t make it out to help this season but still want to contribute? Contact us, there are other things we need help with that don’t involve digging in the dirt.

We have a lot more work planned for 2018, so stay tuned by joining our mailing list here.

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6am 10/29/2017 Work Day Weather Update

6:00 am update: Currently not raining. Work day is on schedule. Weather.com says 50% chance of showers or light rain between 9 and 12. Dress for success – rain gear, boots, etc. Storm is tracking the coast, so hopefully we won’t get much of it. If it gets too heavy we’ll cut the day short.
 

October/November Trail Work

2017 Trail Season Final Work Days

Thanks to our awesome volunteers we have put over 500 volunteer hours in so far this season. We have 4 more days planned to finish out 2017, so come out and support the trails you love.  To keep up to date on the latest,  sign up for our email list.

South End Trail work

This is a joint Watershed/Gambrill State Park project. Gambrill State Park will be constructing a new parking lot on the border of the Watershed and GSP. These 2 work days will be to construct a trail from the new parking area to the existing utility line trail. Part 2 of this project will be to connect from the utility line trail to the Gambrill Yellow Trail to get a connection off of private property.
 
Work days for this project will be Sunday October 29 and Sunday November 5th.
 
This is an official trail work event done in coordination with The City of Frederick.
 
Current plan: We’ll be meeting at the Stoner Road parking lot (Killer Bee trailhead, where we met for the last work day – see link above). We’ll car pool to the work site as there is limited parking.
 
If you can make it, RSVP or let us know. Having a head count helps us a lot!
 
We’ll have tools but if you have your own, feel free to bring them.
 
What should you bring? Gloves, water, snacks and a good attitude! Wear clothes you can get dirty and boots are always a good idea. Bug spray if you think you need it. Thanks!
 
Date/Time: Sunday October 29th and  Sunday November 5th, 9am – 1pm
 

Fishing Creek Road Trail Work

We have scheduled the first official work days to do maintenance on some of the classic trails off of Fishing Creek Road. We’ll be working Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th. This is an official trail work event done in coordination with The City of Frederick. We encourage anyone who loves riding these trails to come out and show your support!
If you can make it, RSVP or let us know. Having a head count helps us a lot!
 
We’ll have tools but if you have your own, feel free to bring them.
 
What should you bring? Gloves, water, snacks and a good attitude! Wear clothes you can get dirty and boots are always a good idea. Bug spray if you think you need it. Thanks!
 
Date/Time: Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th, 9am – 1pm

 

Trail Closures and Sign Destruction

The Frederick trail liaisons had a good meeting with City staff Monday with a lot of progress on 2017 and 2018 project planning. Unfortunately the Frederick team got word Tuesday that someone tore down the sign and broke the sign post closing the Super Sweet trail.

Please spread the word to all trail users: Trail closures need to be respected and removing signs is not going to bring them back, it only hurts the trail access work that has been going on. Use the following phone numbers if you see someone sabotaging the trail: Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (301-600-2071) and Natural Resources Police (800-628-9944). You can also report issues anonymously to the City of Frederick via jwilloughby@cityoffrederick.com or through this site’s contact page.

Additional information about the trail closure can be found here:

https://frederickwatershedtrails.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/august-2017-frederick-watershed-update/