|Rebenching the trail in Dowd Canyon, November 2015|
- Powerhouse Fire: The Forest Service's closure is still in effect. In the meantime, our SoCal PCTA rep, Anitra Kass, is trying to make a plan with Angeles NF for project access, but:
- The destructive October 15 rain event (up to 3" in a half hr) damaged the trail in the Green Valley area, destroyed miles of the trail south of Hwy 58, and wrecked a lot of the forest access roads that we use. So also, the forest service has to look at the damage in the Powerhouse burn to determine if they'll even grant us work access permissions. For the destroyed segments up north, the work is far in excess of our volunteer capacity, so we're hoping for help from the BLM. But:
- Our energetic new Section E Chief, Jim Richter has planned four projects for January. Contact Jim (richterj at vmcmail dot com) to sign up for any of these. We'll need the help!
Also, this year PCTA.org improved their volunteer projects schedule page, and Jim has added details for the projects above. This is a great new interface, though it doesn't have an alerts function yet - a suggestion I offered that I hope the PCTA's IT pros can add. But you can now go there and read the details for Jim's January projects.
|Our future local projects, mapped!|