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Blues Crew Work Party: Rooks Park - Kingfisher Trail

  • Rooks Park - Bennington Lake Mill Creek Trail Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Overview

We will partner with the Corps of Engineers on this project.  We will be building a series of four short ramp trails off of the paved Kingfisher trail and onto to the Rooks Park grounds.  Work will include ground preparation, placement of wood borders and gravel.  We will conclude the day with a celebration of National Trails Day and the coming season of trail work by the Blues Crew.

What to Expect

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

Hiking Information

Light to Moderate. 

Schedule

  • 8:00 am – Meet at the main parking lot at Rooks Park

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

  • 8:30 am – Move to the work site

  • Noon – lunch break

  • 3pm – refreshments and celebration of National Trails Day

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 blues-crew@bmlt.org or 509-525-3136

Trail Map

Bennington Lake Trail Map