Posts tagged: Liberty Lake
OUTDO – The Washington Trails Association is recruiting volunteers for an ambitious lineup of trail-building and maintenance projects in far Eastern Washington this season.
Every year as the budgets for parks and forests dwindle, volunteers become more important, said Jane Baker, local WTA trail crew leader in Spokane.
The work parties range for day-jobs at the Rocks of Sharon to multi-day trips in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness that combine backpacking with trail clearing.
WTA is a third of the way to meeting the 2,000-hours of work at Liberty Lake County Park the group pledged in order to get a state grant. The first of several work parties planned at Liberty Lake is set for March 16, followed by work in April, May, June and July.
Other project areas include the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Dishman Hills, Mount Spokane and Sullivan Lake.
Info: (206_ 625-1367.
TRAILS — Beginning Monday (Oct. 22) through Friday (Oct. 26) the popular 7-mile loop trail at Liberty Lake Regional Park will be closed for trail renovation that includes blasting.
Rock will be removed in an area to widen and level the trail.
The work is being funded with a $36,860 grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office. In addition to blasting work, the grant is funding bridge replacement, interpretive signage, habitat restoration, and other trail improvements along the popular loop trail.
The Washington Trails Association, Backcountry Horsemen, and the Lands Council are project partners.
Click here for information or updates or contact Spokane County Parks, Recreation, & Golf, (509) 477-4730.
TRAILS – Trails at Liberty Lake, Mount Spokane and the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for rerouting or maintenance projects by the Washington Trails Association in the next few weeks.
The most ambitious project involves work near a popular waterfall to make the Liberty Lake County Park natural area trail safer and more sustainable.
All of the work is done by volunteers led by trained WTA leaders. Some businesses, such as Itron, have encouraged employees to volunteer on specific days, said Jane Baker, WTA leader in Spokane.
Liberty Lake work dates are Sept. 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 27, 29 and Oct. 11, 13 and 14.
Mount Spokane projects are underway this weekend with more set for Sept. 15-16.
Little Pend Oreille Refuge work is set for Sept. 22-23.
Sign-up online or call (206) 625-1367.
TRAILS – Helpers are needed for a series of Liberty Lake trail rerouting projects on the 7-mile loop trail at Liberty Lake County Park, starting next Sunday, organized by the Washington Trails Association.
Other scheduled dates for working at Liberty Lake are March 29 and 31 and April 2 and 26.
WTA pledged to rally area volunteers and contribute 2,000 hours of volunteer effort over the next two years in order to get a grant from the Washington Recreational Trails Program.
Liberty Lake, at 3,000 acres, is one of the largest county parks in the state. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the park better and chip in some effort to improve the hiking/biking/horse-riding opportunities.
Info: (206) 625-1367.
TRAILS– Efforts to maintain and develop some of the region’s standout trails will be presented at the annual “state of our trails” program organized by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition Thursday, 6 p.m., at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarters, 6021 E. Mansfield in Spokane Valley. (See map)
Groups and agencies will share information on what’s happening at Mount Spokane and Riverside state parks, Spokane County Parks and Conservation Futures areas, Spokane city parks and the Fish Lake rail trail.
Get a summary on area bicycle trails and river trails as well as the effort to secure a “Dream Trail” through the entire Dishman Hills area to the Iller Creek and Rocks of Sharon conservation areas.
Washington Trails Association members will update on volunteer trail work to improve routes in Iller Creek, Liberty Lake and the Colville National Forest.
Read on for a detailed list of the trails to be covered.
See a slide show from a few years ago when the event was held on its normal route from Corbin Park in Post Falls downstream to Plante's Ferry Park.
COUNTY PARKS — The National Trails Day weekend work project scheduled for Liberty Lake County Park has been changed to put more muscle to Spokane County’s popular Iller Creek Conservation Area up from Dishman-Mica Road.
Volunteers are needed June 4 or 5 to improve the popular trail in the Conservation Futures area that sweeps up to the Rocks of Sharon. loop trail at Liberty Lake County Park.
The effort to re-route portions of the Iller Creek trail is among seven volunteer trail work parties WTA is sponsoring June 4-5 in recognition of National Trails Day.
No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to help out and have fun. Helpers must wear proper boots and clothing and bring water and food. Tools are provided
Work parties begin at the trailhead around 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required, or call (206) 625-1367.
PUBLIC LANDS – The Washington Trails Association once again is organizing projects to build or maintain popular non-motorized trails in northeastern Washington, from Spokane Valley to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.
The group projects range from one-day stints to week-long volunteer vacation projects that culminate in great accomplishments in spectacular areas.
Liberty Lake hiking trails are getting attention this month, starting with session on Saturday, followed by sessions May 12, 14 and 28.
Colville National Forest volunteer vacations to consider include:
Get information and sign up for these projects at www.wta.org