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Blues Crew Work Party: Bennington Lake

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


We will work with the Corps of Engineers on this project. We will be planting a variety of flowering shrubs along the southern portion of the Whitetail Trail. See maps. We had previously worked on the upper portion of this trail.

Work entails:

Removing existing plastic cover. 

Laying out plants.

Planting Plants.

Watering plants.

Minor trail work will likely be required at the base of the slope.

Plants to be planted include:

200 Mock Orange

200 Silver Buffalo Berry

200 Woods Rose

200 Golden Currant

500 Purple Prairie Cone Flower

500 Indian Blanket Flower

Approximately 50 showy Milkweed

100 Blue Elderberry

100 Rocky Mountain Juniper

What to Expect

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

Hiking Information

Light to Moderate. 

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


  • 8:00 am – Meet at the parking lot on Reservoir Road of the Corps of Engineers.

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

  • 8:30 am – Move to the work site

  • Noon – Lunch break

  • 3:00 pm - Refreshments

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

Blues Crew Leads                  Greg Brown and Diane Briggs

Army Corps Leads   Jeremy Nguyen and Dillon Benitez

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

More Information

  • Contact us at or 509-525-3136

Trail Map