June 10, 2010
Backcountry horse group, King County partner to improve trails on public lands
As official stewards at King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Taylor Mountain land, the Tahoma Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) has proven to be an outstanding partner.
Chapter members regularly pick up trash and horse manure along the trails as part of BCHW’s nationally acclaimed “leave no trace” campaign, and generally ensure that these public lands can be enjoyed by everyone.
“This year the Tahoma Chapter of BCHW has donated $1,400 to King County so that the county can purchase gravel that can be placed along muddy stretches of trails,” said joan burlingame, a spokesperson for the group.
On Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the Tahoma Chapter BCHW will have a work party with King County staff to improve trails at Taylor Mountain.
“King County Parks greatly appreciates the work that the Tahoma Chapter of BCHW has done to improve trails on public lands,” said Parks Division Director Kevin Brown. “Their efforts benefit all trail users – not just backcountry horse riders.”
Information about Taylor Mountain Forest is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/trails/backcountry/taylor_trails.aspx. Information about the Tahoma Chapter BCHW is available at http://www.tahomabchw.org/ (external link).
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Taylor Mountain Forest
Tahoma Chapter BCHW (external link)
King County Parks