The Trail Companion
If you have ever taken part in one of the Trail Center's
trail construction or maintenance events, you've had the
opportunity to work with one or more red-shirted crew
leaders, and perhaps a crew leader trainee wearing a red
banana. But what makes a crew leader and how did they get
their shirts?By Richard Allsop and Geoffrey
A run in the redwoods on a cool spring morning - what
could be better? I choose to run (rather than hike or bike)
our local trails for the wonderful experience of long
distance training free from cars and exhaust; for the
chance to see the land and its inhabitants; and for the
solitude and opportunity to clear my mind. And as a runner,
I believe there is no better place to train (for endurance,
strength, and agility) than on the hilly trails through our
parks and preserves. By Lenore Studt.
How would you like to experience the beauty of redwood
trees, ferns, and waterfalls, while doing your part to
restore native habitat? Explore the resources offered at
the Pescadero Conservation Alliance's Field Research
Station at Gazos Creek, located by a few miles south of
Pescadero at the end of Gazos Creek Road - a beautiful
setting for environmental teaching and restoration
projects. By Rick Powers.
Learn why the Sierra Club and Friends of Castle Rock
State Park are suing the California Department of Parks and
Recreation over the Department's approval last year of the
Castle Rock State Park General Plan.
Chances are very good that you have a favorite trail in
the Bay Area or beyond (or perhaps many favorites) - and we
want to hear about it! With your help, we're putting
together a list that will appear in an upcoming issue of
The Trail Companion and on our website.
The Calflora database needs your help to fill out the
database of California plants. As of January 10, 2002, they
have photos for less than half the plants in the state and
hope to add at least 202 additional species by May
Celebrate with the Trail Center for our two biggest
events of the year.
New faces on the Board: we welcome new Board of
Directors members Gael Erickson and Kim Cousin.
New maps and trail improvements at Arastradero
Preserve...Nature Conservancy purchase to expand Henry Coe
State Park...POST protects central SF Peninsula ranch...Bay
Trail gap to close.
REI Community Service Day at Arastradero...Bridges in
the redwoods at Gazos Creek...Volunteer Appreciation, Tool
Party and Annual Meeting...Lifescan grant funds digital
camera and computer.
Complete the Woodland Star reroute project in
Arastradero Preserve and the Gazos Creek Trail this spring
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