Sat, Aug 20|
Eklutna Lakeside Trail Bike Brushing Take 2
Volunteers will bike out to help clear brush on this stunning trail along the shores of this beautiful lake.
Time & Location
Aug 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM AKDT
Eklutna Lake, Eklutna Lake, Anchorage, AK, USA
About the event
Work on the Eklutna Lakeside Trail will include brushing of alders and other growth along the trail (non-motorized trail). Volunteers will bike in 5-6 miles before beginning work and will need to have a bike helmet, bike lock and a pack to carry all their gear for the day in addition to a set of loppers and a folding hand saw - both of which Alaska Trails will provide.
All cut debris must be dragged off trail out of sight with the “white eyes” (cut ends) facing away from the trail. All cuts must be made either at the base or joint of a branch. Clear the corridor approximately 1 pulaski length from the edge of the trail (use best judgment). Care will need to be taken to identify areas where the debris can be taken as some areas will not allow due to steepness or proximity to the lake.
HIKING / BIKING INFO :
Volunteers will bike in at least 5 miles (each way) on the Eklutna Lakeside Trail (and possibly more) to begin brushing. Easy difficulty for hiking. Brushing will continue toward the far end of the lake. Work will end in time to get back to trailhead at 4pm
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
Saturday August 20th
TIME – 9am – 4pm
WHAT IT TAKES:
Work will be strenuous at times and volunteers must come prepared with food and water for the day. We will not return to the trailhead for lunch. Volunteers MUST be prepared with appropriate attire (including sturdy boots, work gloves, eye protection) and safety gear.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Long Pants (you may stain them with dirt)
Sturdy Work Boots (NOT sneakers)
WHAT TO BRING:
Bike, bike helmet and bike lock
Food (lunch and snack)
Water bottles for a whole day on the trail (recommend 1 gallon)
o Work Gloves
o Rain Gear, Warm layers, bug spray, sunscreen
o Eye Protection (sunglasses)
o Bear spray
o Backpack (lunch, food, water for the day)
Alaska Trails will provide hand tools:
- Loppers, folding hand saws, pruning shears, PPE (hardhats, eye pro, gloves)
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Firearms (not a substitute for bear spray at volunteer events)
DIRECTIONS/ADDRESS/NAME OF TRAILHEAD:
Volunteers will meet at the Eklutna Lake parking lot at 9am. After introductions, discussing the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and gathering tools, we will begin biking from the trailhead to where we will begin brushing.