In the Upper Grove, the steep slope leading down to the creek had become quite rough and slippery, so to help protect the tree roots and make it safer for everyone visiting, the group built two new platforms and sets of stairs leading down the hill. It was challenging work to say the least and lasted until nearly dark each day! The only thing left to do in that section now is add a railing on the bottom deck and stairs.
The team also installed a beautiful bench near the Gnarly Tree so that visitors can take a break and enjoy the view at the top of the trail.
A huge thanks goes out to volunteers Scott and Nitya, Matthew and Tyrell, Max, and Sean for their long hours and excellent help. A thanks goes out as well to Slegg Lumber for providing a discount on our building supplies and to Port Renfrew Marina for hosting our camp and materials.
There’s still more work to be done though in a few sections of the trail at Avatar Grove this year - to donate towards the project ($100 sponsors 1 metre of boardwalk) please visit this link: https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/boardwalk-donation.php We’re very grateful for those of you who already have donated!!
Also, if you have some basic carpentry skills (the more the better!) and would like to volunteer in the future, please email TJ at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy the latest upgrades!