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Washington Trails Association news about volunteers and trail maintenance on The Signpost Blog.

Washington Trails Association news about volunteers and trail maintenance on The Signpost Blog.

You can also meet our hardworking crew leaders, and see standout volunteers at the Rock Wall of Fame.

Amgen Foundation Grant Supports Youth Volunteers

Sep 29, 2011

The Amgen Foundation has awarded the WTA youth program a $15,000 grant. Two employees also helped out by delivering ice cream to a group of high school volunteers in August.

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WTA Meets with Rep. Herrera Beutler to Discuss Trail Funding

Aug 25, 2011

WTA and other user groups met last week with Representative Jaime Herrera Buetler (3rd district) to discuss trails funding.

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The Glacier Basin Trail is Finished

Aug 03, 2011

Four hundred volunteers, 151 days of work parties, 17,450 hours of labor - and now a new Glacier Basin trail to transport hikers to Glacier Basin, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Spotlight on on Mount Baker

Jul 21, 2011

When you volunteer in the Mount Baker District, you'll join a community of fun-loving volunteers who come from Bellingham, Everett, and Seattle. They come for the scenery, sure. They also come for the camaraderie. Some come back again and again to work with WTA's chief Northwest Washington crew leader, Arlen Bogaards. And a few come because they feel a strong connection to the Mount Baker area.

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Guemes Mountain Trail Opens

Jun 20, 2011

WTA started working on the Guemes Mountain trail in fall 2010 and we are excited that this sweet hike to some great views is now open.

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What Your Summer is Missing

Jun 03, 2011


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WTA Trains New Crew Leaders

Apr 19, 2011

WTA trained assistant crew leaders during back-to-back weeks this April. By setting aside time for training in the spring, we ensure that all of our volunteers, from our first-time green hats to our most seasoned crew leaders, will enjoy quality experiences on trail.

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Signs of Spring: Volunteer Vacations

Apr 04, 2011

The first sign of spring at WTA is the beginning of our Volunteer Vacations. An intrepid (and eager) crew of 11 volunteers hiked into the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park on Saturday. They're working this week on a reroute of the trail about 4 miles in and tackling a couple of the big blowdowns a half-mile further up the trail.

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Skagit Land Trust Honors Three from WTA

Mar 25, 2011

WTA is finishing up work on Guemes Mountain, one of our ten signature projects for 2011. In appreciation for their hard work, the Skagit Land Trust is giving its annual Stewardship Award to three members of the WTA trail community - WTA field director Alan Carter Mortimer, WTA crew leader Arlen Bogaards and volunteer crew leader Pete Dewell.

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WTA is hiring seasonal field staff

Jan 12, 2011

Spend the summer with WTA trail crews

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The WTA Bridge Dedicated

Oct 11, 2010

On October 7th, 40 people gathered in King County's Grand Ridge Park for the dedication of the newly-christened "WTA Bridge."

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Sun + Volunteers = Great Day

Sep 28, 2010

On one of the most beautiful Saturdays of the entire hiking season, more than 120 WTA volunteers joined one of seven work parties that celebrated National Public Lands Day.

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National Trails Day a Success!

Jun 09, 2010

Kicking off the "trail maintenance season" on National Trails Day, Washington Trails Association partners helped ensure a successful day of giving back.

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What Are You Doing for Earth Day?

Apr 19, 2010


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Trail Skills College Students Work at Cape Horn

Apr 21, 2010


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Crew Leader College Recap

Apr 15, 2010


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NRTP Grants Awarded to WTA

Mar 18, 2010


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Huge Badger Mountain Work Party

Mar 12, 2010


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Vacation Stats - Day One

Feb 09, 2010


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Thank you year-end donors & volunteers!

Jan 06, 2010


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WTA Nine Best for '09

Dec 28, 2009


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WTA and Cougar Mountain Say, "Thanks, REI!"

Jul 09, 2009


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Dedicated Volunteers at Mount Rainier

Jun 24, 2009


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Making a Difference on National Trails Day

Jun 12, 2009


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Remembering Two Volunteers

Apr 09, 2009


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WTA Volunteer Wins National Award

Jan 13, 2009


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A Great Day for Our Public Lands

Sep 30, 2008


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Playing in the Mud on National Trails Day

Jun 09, 2008


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Larrabee State Park’s trails get a WTA-style facelift.

May 21, 2008


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Unsung Heroes of Trails

Mar 26, 2008


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