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Blues Crew Work Party: Bennington Lake– Whitetail Trail

  • Bennington Lake - Army Corps of Enginners Office 3211 Reservoir Rd Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)


We will work with the Corps of Engineers on this project.  We will enhance 112’ of the Whitetail Trail that courses south from the lower dam.  We will trim brush and grass to widen the corridor.  Major work will be the placement of 4” x 4” x 8’ wood border beam with gravel fill to the trail.  This activity will include trail bed preparation, placement of beams, and spreading to gravel.

What to Expect

We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.

Hiking Information


For morning information about the trail visit the Hiking Project page.


Mill Creek Corp of Engineers – Bennington Lake

  • 8:00 am – Meet at the parking lot of the Corps of Engineers

  • 8:15 am – Greetings, work orientation, safety briefing

  • 8:30 am – Move to the work site

  • Noon – lunch break

  • 3pm – refreshments

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

Blues Crew Leads                  Greg Brown, Nathan Viavant, and Eileen Settle

Army Corps Leads   Jeremy Nguyen and Jonathan Knacke

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! USFS provides the training and tools you need

  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain

  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

What to Wear

  • Boots - no sneakers or sandals

  • Long pants

  • Leather gloves

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by BMLT. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water

  • Rain jacket and pants

  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather

  • A pack to carry your personal gear

  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

Corps Supplied Gear             

  • Tools

  • Gravel

  • 4” x 4” x 8’ treated timbers

More Information

  • Contact us at or 509-525-3136