Back Country Horseman tackle Harry Osborne drainage issues with a flood of support

Skagit County Back Country Horsemen volunteers lay gravel in the Harry Osborne State Forest. Photo/ DNR.

A big thank you to volunteers with the Skagit County chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington, who have been hard at work caring for trails in DNR’s Harry Osborne State Forest to manage drainage issues.

Using crushed rock, meshed fabric, and logs to drain water, volunteers have been working to manage drainage with the forest’s 40-mile trail system, popular for horseback riding.

Their work comes with the help of a roughly $18,000 Washington Recreation and Conservation Office grant, just for the chapter to use in Harry Osborne.

Join the effort
The chapter has had two work parties this year dedicated to trail drainage. Their next work party is:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Les Hilde Trailhead

Visit our event listing for more information. Watch our calendar for future work parties.

To read more about their efforts, visit this Skagit Valley Herald article.

Lasting stewardship
Volunteering on DNR-managed lands is about more than just giving back to the landscapes you love most, you’ll also gain new skills, meet new people, and spend valuable time in Washington’s great outdoors. For more information about volunteering with DNR, visit our website.