The trails of Pt. Mugu State Park (Sycamore Canyon) are in dire need of our help! Because the Springs Fire of May 2013 burned all the chaparral and some of the large trees throughout the park, the plant roots that normally hold the soil together were destroyed. Without this support, the heavy rains in December 2014 resulted in large mudslides in the park, burying some of the trails and impacting almost all of them. The photo below shows the main Sycamore Canyon Fireroad covered with dirt and rocks from a mudslide.
Because of budget cutbacks, the park agencies rely on volunteers to help keep the trails in good shape.
CORBA and the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council will be heading into Point Mugu State Park (Sycamore Canyon) to help restore the Wood Canyon Vista Trail segment of the Backbone Trail.
We'll be clearing debris from the trail and restoring the drainages to help protect it from future rainfalls.
No experience is necessary to help out with trailwork.
• Tools and instructions on how to use them safely and effectively will be provided
• Work a rate that is comfortable for you
• Take lots of breaks and drink lots of water
Parents/guardians are responsible for minors at all times, and they must constantly and directly supervise children under 14. Children must be over 7-years old to attend.
And you don't need to be a mountain biker to help out - Everybody is welcome! For more information on trailwork in general, visit CORBA's • trail crew web page (http://corbamtb.com/programs/trail-crew.shtml).
Things to bring
• Protective clothing (sturdy shoes with good tread, long pants and sleeves)
• Sun protection (hat with brim, sunscreen)
• Water (lots of it!)
We will provide the tools and training. Please leave your pets at home.
We request that you pre-register (by RSVPing "Yes") so that we'll know how many tools to provide.
Directions: From the 101 Freeway, take the Wendy Drive exit in Newbury Park. Drive south 3 miles to the trailhead and parking at Potrero Road.
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