The Whatcom County Pony Club stepped up to make a difference at Blanchard Forest near Bellingham (map).
Club members and Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff realized there was a great need for mounting blocks at equestrian trailheads on state trust land in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Equestrian mounting blocks are safer for horse riders to use than trailer hubs, slippery rocks, logs, and other potentially unsafe substitutes.
The first two blocks were installed at Blanchard Forest in October 2012 with another seven mounting blocks scheduled to be installed soon.
Volunteers and Washington Conservation Corps crew members made the mounting blocks from lumber and gravel donated by the community.
DNR would like to thank volunteers from the local community, the Whatcom County Pony Club, WCC crews, and the Back Country Horsemen of Whatcom County for this revitalizing project.
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