Ketchum Pump Park Work Sessions
Every Monday Night
Come lend a hand hand Monday nights at the Ketchum Pump Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tools and instruction provided. For more info check out the park's Facebook Page:
Next Volunteer Trail Work Session
No volunteer work events are currently scheduled for the BCRD/BLM/KRD Adopt-A-Trail Program, but stay tuned as more adopters are sure to be scheduling events as the season progresses.
The BCRD/BLM/KRD Adopt-A-Trail program, and volunteer work events scheduled in 2017, are supported by a number of area businesses, organizations, and individuals - all pulling together to bring people out to help with keeping the trails in good shape for all.
Partners for these events include (but are not limited to):
- Blaine County Recreation District
- BLM Shoshone Field Office
- Ketchum Ranger District - Sawtooth National Forest
- Sawtooth Back Country Horsemen
- Sawtooth Brewery
- Sturtevants of Sun Valley
- Sun Summit
- Sun Summit South
- Sun Valley Appraisal
- The Elephants Perch
- Wood River Bicycle Coalition
- Idaho Mountain Dirt Riders Association
- Rogue Hoes Trail Group
- Far Back Outdoors
- Nello and Jenny and Friends
- Phil and Donna Roth
- Rocky Mountain Pedalers
- Wood River High School Mountain Bike Team
- Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Nordic Gold Team
- 5B Restoration Coalition
- Ski Tek
- Club Ride Apparel
- ESS (Eye Safety Systems)
- others I'm forgetting - perhaps your group or business has contributed to the maintenance of the trails and I've neglected to include you in this list. If that is the case please let me know as I'd like to acknowledge everyone who is helping out. I am truly sorry if I've forgotten to include any contributors:-O
Other area adopters (businesses, groups, individuals) will be scheduling other volunteer trail work events throughout the season. We'll post info about them here as more information becomes available. If you are an adopter and want to talk about scheduling a work event, get in touch with me, Chris Leman, BCRD Wood River Valley Trail Coordinator. Or if you are not yet an adopter, or have not yet joined in on a work event, please feel free to drop me a line if you want additional information about the program. My contact info can be found at the bottom of this Volunteer Info page.
When coming to a volunteer event, consider the following:
Wear long sleeves and long pants if you want to keep from getting scratched up. Bring a pair of work gloves. No open toed shoes - wear heavy duty shoes or boots to help protect your feet from the tools being used. Wear eye protection, sunscreen, and some bug repellent is often a handy thing to have in your pack. Carry some drinking water and a snack in case you need a bit of energy. No pets please. Sharp tools will be swung (safely), and playful pooches, and that type of work, don't mix well.
All are welcome! Tools an instruction provided. Bring your parent of guardian if you are under 18, as they will need to sign a release for you to particpate. No dogs please.
This seasons list of work events to date:
5 May Evening Volunteer Work Sessions - And one (so far) scheduled in June!
Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet at BLM Croy Trailhead. Host: Wood River Bicycle Coalition
Had a ball repairing and improving the Bullion Connector Trail. Thanks for the work, bevs. and pizza Wood River Bicycle Coalition! Click on this link to go to a blog post about the May 3rd work event: Bullion Connector Maintenance
Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Note: Change in meeting location: Meet at the Rotarun Ski Hill parking lot. (previous meeting spot was Croy TH.) Hosts: Wood River Bicycle Coalition and Sawtooth Backcountry Horsemen
Great night shaping and packing behind machine work maintenance on Punchline. Got those two bridge-parts packages delivered in too! Great thanks Wood River Bike Coalition and Sawtooth Back Country Horsemen for a fun evening!
Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet at KRD Adams Gulch Trailhead. Primary hosts: Sawtooth Brewery (Sawtooth Brewery is adopter of Sunnyside Trail, which we will be working on this night.), Wood Rive Bicycle Coalition, Sawtooth Back Country Horsemen.
Another awesome May night of work, even if it was cold and snowing a little. 14 hardy souls tackled Sunnyside maintenance and some delicious cold bevs provided by the Sawtooth Brewery, and plenty of hot pizza delivered by the Sawtooth Back Country Horsemen.
Wednesday, May 24 , Note later start time: 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Meet at the Adams Gulch Trailhead. Primary Hosts: The Elephants Perch (The Perch is the adopter of Lane's Trail, which we will be working on this night.). Also supporting the volunteer work session is the Wood River Bicycle Coalition.
Elephant's Perch (Lane's Trail adopters for many moons) and WRBC vols, and other strong volunteers, got after it. Great work repairing that fall-line section of trail, brushing the vegetation back, and getting the creek off of the road! Yummy food and bevs sponsors and adopters!
Wednesday, May 31, Note later start time: 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Meet at the Adams Gulch Trailhead. Adopters/Hosts: Sturtevants of Sun Valley. Sturtevants of SV is the adopter of Shadyside, which we will be working on this evening.
Great work on Shadyside, and thanks for the burgers and brews at Grumpys Sturtevants of Sun Valley!
Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meet at the large gravel lot that is adjacent to the north end of the paved mulit-use Wood River Trail. This gravel lot is near the intersection of Hwy 75 and the entrance road to the Hulen Meadows subdivision. Come help adopters Sun Summit perform maintenance on the Fox Creek Trail.
What a great turn-out - 20 volunteers and 2 leaders! Thanks Sun Summit and all the volunteers for a great night of maintenance on Fox Creek Trail. Drains improved and tread repaired on the singletrack section above the meadows. Special thanks to KRD Trail Supervisor Renee Catherin for working on Pork Chop all day, then heading over to Fox Creek to help lead the vol session!
Sunday, June 11, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with adopter Far Back Outdoors on the lowest three miles of the Oregon Gulch Trail. Meet at the Oregon Gulch Trailhead.
Great day of work! Brushed back masses of willows that had gotten bent into the travel-way, fixed a section of trail falling into creek, corrected area of excessive outslope, reinforced dam to keep creek off trail, repaired rutted sections of trail, cut-out many downed trees along lowest three miles of trail.
Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with adopter SVSEF Nordic Gold Team on Harper's Trail. Meet at the BLM Lake Creek Trailhead at 5:30 p.m. We will be walking in to the area of work on Harper's Trail.
So sorry to have to postpone this event due to wet weather. Area of work is perennially wet, so recent rains have made the work site a too soft to work in. We need to give the site time to dry and try to reschedule. Thanks for your understanding.
Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. come assist BCRD Wood River Valley Trail Coordinator Chris Leman on maintenance of Punchline and Wilson Gulch Trails. Call/text Leman:208/7207713 for more info.
Loverly Day out there. Lots of happy people riding bikes, hiking, running, walking dogs. Leader was solo, but enjoyed the day and wet dirt. Turns all packed, front and back!
Thursday, June 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with adopter Sun Valley Appraisal on brushing-back plants that are encroaching on various trails in the Greenhorn drainage. Meet at the Greenhorn Trailhead at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers may walk in to the areas of work, or ride a bike in to the areas of work. Tools provided, but if you have a folding hand-saw of a pair of loppers you can bring, please do so.
What a great night for working on brushing back the trails in Greenhorn. It was a gorgeous evening and the volunteers with Sun Valley Appraisal got a great deal of work accomplished. Brushed-back were Cow Creek Connector Trail, Mahoney Trail between Lodgepole and Greenhorn, and Greenhorn Trail from trailhead to Mahoney. No more whips in the face on that loop. Thanks vols!!!
Saturday, June 24, from 8:00 am to 2 p.m. come help hosts Wood River Bicycle Coalition with heavy maintenance on the Fox Creek Trail. Meet at the Fox Creek Trailhead.
We had a great day of work and cranked out 1,200 feet of full-bench trail. Thank you Wood River Bicycle Coalition for all the hours of work you have put into getting the trails back in shape this season. Thanks too for the awesome burgers, brats, and La Croix sparkling waters and beers! What a great day, and the bugs left us pretty much along too.
All are welcome!!!
For information about completed volunteer events and other trail related news please visit the BCRD Trails Blog. Click on this link, then scoll down to find various recent blog posts: BCRD TRAILS BLOG
For more information about volunteer opportunities on area trails contact Blaine County Recreation District, Wood River Valley Trail Coordinator, Chris Leman. Email:cleman.bcrd.org or text/call(208)720-7713.