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Extended dry periods may cause cancellation of work parties. In the event of dry conditions, please call 360-424-0407 to see if the work party is still a "go".

2019 Trail Work Schedule for SWITMO

Want to do some trail work? No matter where you work, wear long pants, have work gloves, have plenty of fluids to drink, and bring a lunch. Each person working will have to sign a liability release form. Parents or guardians of those under 18 must sign for the minor.

We are a group of volunteers, made up of retired and working people. Experience with trail work is not necessary when you first begin. New volunteers are partnered with more experienced people. Most of what we do is common sense work. Only the experienced volunteers operate the chain saws and other power tools.

SAFETY: This comes first. If there is a forecast for heavy rain and strong winds, the work party will be either postponed or canceled. Work parties are also canceled if the forest is too dry to work, if the temperatures are high and we plan to work in exposed areas and if there is fire danger or smoke hazard. If such conditions are present and you are not on the SWITMO e-mail list, please call the number below to make sure the work party has not been canceled.

For information call 360-424-0407 anytime up until 7:30 a.m. the morning of the work party. Tools will be provided--hazel hoes, loppers, McLeods, Pulaskis, chain saws, brush cutters. You may bring your own tools if you wish.

If you can only work until noon, please call ahead to see if the work site will be conducive to your leaving early. Sometimes we will be working behind locked gates or far up logging roads and it would not be convenient for people to leave early.

For questions call 360-424-0407 or e-mail to jdmelcher@comcast.net.

Except for National Trails Day, the meeting place is the Cook Road Park-n-Ride, exit 232 from I-5 north of Burlington across from Starbucks. Exit the freeway, turn right and then immediately turn right onto Old Highway 99. Meeting time is 8:00 a.m.


2019 SWITMO Trail work schedule for April through October. Trail work will be done on the FIRST and THIRD Saturday of each month.

April 7 and 21

May 5 and 19

June 2 (National Trails Day) and 16

June 23 & 24 PLANT SALE,

July 7 and 21

August 4 and 18

September 1 and 15

October 6 and 20

For last-minute details, such as cancellations, please go to Current Events

For questions, phone us at 360-424-0407