To help celebrate Earth Day, there will be a major trail building and restoration event in Malibu Creek State Park. CORBA and a number of other groups are combining their efforts to, among other things, build a new trail to replace the segment of the Grasslands Trail that was closed several years ago, shown in the photo below.
The new trail will replace the closed, ecologically damaging fall-line trail with a longer one that descends more gently to the bottom of the hill.
The work will mostly involve finishing the roughed-in trail that will have been plowed out by a SWECO trail bulldozer.
All tools will be provided, as well as instructions on how to use them safely and effectively, by experienced trail crew leaders. No experience needed - everyone works at a rate they're comfortable with and takes lots of breaks. Bring a snack to eat on the trail; lunch will be provided.
Wear sturdy hiking boots with good lugs, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses, sunblock and a hat, and bring water, snacks. Bring work gloves if you have them. We have a few pairs we can loan to people without.
This is a combined project between the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, CORBA and others.
You can learn more about trail restoration work here http://corbamtb.com/programs/trail-crew.shtml and here http://smmtc.org/trailwork/voltips.php
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