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8:30 am

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.              

        ~ John Muir

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New Trail Project! Saturday, April 18

Lacks Creek - new project kicking off! Saturday, April 18th, 11am - 3pm.  Volunteer Trail Stewards will meet at 9:30am the Ray's parking lot in Valley West and carpool out to Lacks Creek (Redwood Valley - out approx. 40 miles east on Hwy 299 from the coast) to perform handwork on the trail network. Tools will be provided. Bring 2 full water bottles and gloves. Be prepared for both warm weather and wet weather by dressing in comfortable layers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have specific dietary needs, please bring your own food. Please RSVP, and if you have room in your car and can offer space to others, or for any other information about the event, please contact: Jacob Pounds at 707.498.4453 or

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The Volunteer Trail Stewards is a project of the Humboldt Trails Council, Friends of the Dunes, City of Arcata, City of Eureka, and the County of Humboldt.


Volunteers 55+ years of age might be interested in joining a new VTS effort with RSVP, a program of the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods and the Area 1 Agency on Aging...  RSVP is a national volunteer program providing the following benefits to those 55+ who sign up and report monthly hours: limited mileage reimbursement, supplemental volunteer insurance, invitation to their annual Recognition event, and support from RSVP staff to get the word out about Volunteer Trail Stewards.

If you are interested, please contact Stacy or Rees.


Get Your VTS Vest!

Volunteer Trail Steward vests are available for $30 or with regular and devoted service, you may earn one, or discounts are available.  VTS are encouraged to wear these whenever you are on the Hammond, at the Friends of the Dunes Nature Center or in Arcata’s Community Forest.  Not only do they provide some protection against the weather but they help us be more visible.   

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Lacks Creek Trail is coming along!

Here’s a video glimpse of our Lacks Creek efforts. Matt, the Rockys, Tom and all the volunteers so far have made amazing progress this year. There's a lot more work to be done - as we saw November 8, a little more help means a LOT more trail. It's a bit of a haul to get out there for some, but the terrain is relatively easy to work with and the scenery alone is completely worth the drive.

Saturday, August 8

There is a group working on the trail system at Lacks Creek, east of Redwood Valley.  They will be also working on the following Saturdays:

September 12th

October 10th

November 14th (weather dependent)

December 12th (weather dependent)

Contact Jacob Pounds at for details. It is a spectacular area and well worth a day of labor just to see the landscape.

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