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 Yachats Trails Update
By Jan Brown, Leader, Communications

Yachats Trails Update
By Jan Brown, Communications Leader

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Yachats Trails Update
By Jan Brown, Trails Committee Communications Leader

As we roll into July, trails in the Yachats area are full-tilt busy! Here is a HUGE thank you – on behalf of the whole community – to the 34 volunteers who helped kick off the summer season on National Trails Day last month, Linda Hetzler at the Drift Inn for a wonderfully generous reception for those Trails Day helpers and to all our volunteers who have worked so hard over time to be sure we have the beautifully maintained and sited trails that are drawing visitors from around the world right now. This wonderful group also goes above and beyond throughout the year to help others in the community and our various partnering agencies when a few extra helping hands can make a difference. Watch for some very special appreciation activities coming up for Trails and YIPS! crew volunteers in the months ahead – starting with our annual picnic on July 20th!

We know that this is a super busy time for everyone, so when it comes to participating in work events right now, we simply appreciate crew members showing up as they can, as even 30 minutes or an hour can help. If you have visitors staying with you, consider bringing them along. It's a wonderful way of showing them not just the scenery, but what a great and deeply engaged community we have.

YIPS! (Yachats Invasive Plants Subcommittee) News
Our biggest target recently has been Tansy Ragwort, a nasty weed that is toxic and can be fatal to grazing animals, including cattle and horses. During the last few years we have made good progress in controlling it in and around Yachats, but it is an ongoing battle. In mid-June an intrepid YIPS! crew hiked 3 miles into the Cummins Ridge wilderness area to eradicate a particularly tenacious stand and keep it from spreading further afield.

Later in the week crews fanned out across town to tackle stands in our local neighborhoods. If you spot this bad weed in your yard, be sure to cut off the flowering tops along with any buds and bag them to prevent germination of the seeds. Then, if you can, pull out the plant or cut it off at its base.  Complete information about Tansy Ragwort is available online at http://www.yachats.info/YIPS/Tansy_ragwort_AugustWOM.pdf if you have questions about weeds – from identification to eradication – call our weed wizards Don (541-961-6695) or Wally (541-547-5474).

Upcoming Trails, YIPS! and Related Events
The Yachats Trails Crew meets on the first Saturday of each month and the YIPS! Crew on the third Saturday, both from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There are always a wide variety of tasks for all levels of interest so come join in the fun. We guarantee you a warm and appreciative welcome!  

Upcoming events to add to your calendar: July 5th (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Trails Crew work on Ya’Xaik Trail steps

July 19th (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: YIPS! work event (Location to be announced  via email to the Trails Committee’s contact list.)

July 20th (Sunday) 2:00: Trails Crew annual picnic (Quiet Water common area)

August 23rd (Saturday) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. : USFS tour to see Silverspot Butterflies at the restoration site we worked on last year.
For more information, and to sign up for the mail list, contact any one of us via phone or email:

Jan Brown, Leader, Communications at 541.547.4927 or espressobrown@gmail.com

 

 


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