The purpose of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay Doton’s Point Trail restoration project is to conduct and complete trail work the week of June 13-17, 2016. This work is intended to repair, restore, and preserve the natural and recreational resources within the existing trail corridor – reducing impact from hydraulic and user erosion of the trail tread. This will be primarily accomplished through improved drainage by installing drainage dips and stone armoring to re-establish and preserve existing trail tread and reduce erosion concerns that are increasing over time. Our trail restoration techniques are considered to be within the best management practices of State Parks trail policy. This project will also have the benefit of improved user safety as some trail users are coming off trail increasing risk of injury as well as less experienced trail users having difficulty navigating this section. A user created (trail that will be decommissioned as part of this project) and trail widening beyond the existing trail corridor is occurring as users attempt to avoid this eroded area.
June 17th Volunteer Trail Day
SBTS crews will recruit, engage, and lead volunteers on a trail work day on Friday June 17 in our combined efforts to support State Parks recreational trail resources. This approach of utilizing mutually beneficial partnerships and non-profit volunteer driven organizations aligns well with the Parks Forward Initiative. As stated in April 2014 Parks Forward Report: “A huge opportunity exists to enhance protection and stewardship of parks by leveraging the vast talent and resources available among California’s business, volunteer, and nonprofit leadership. ”
A huge thank you our partners and sponsors!!
We are pleased to contribute funding toward this project. SBTS has lead fundraising efforts, along with Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) and TBF Racing and Cycling Development to perform these repairs with 100% of the funding for this project coming from community trail user donated funds and an REI sponsored grant.
SBTS appreciates this opportunity to work with State Parks and local multiuser groups/clubs. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship in support of trail stewardship and positive trail user experiences.