WORKING TOGETHER…Over the last year local trail organizations have been collaborating on planning, reconstructing, and fundraising for the repair of trails damaged by the Thomas Fire and debris flow. We have made progress, but there are many miles of trail to repair and in some cases trail segments need detours and reroutes to be safe and sustainable.
Thanks to a media grant from the Hutton Parker Foundation and the Santa Barbara Independent our collaboration to repair the trails is featured in this week’s newspaper. Grab a copy and check it out. It is in the center and a quick read.
As mentioned in the insert, the Thomas Fire Trail Fund has been created to help focus our collective energy on raising funds to repair and restore miles of trails. The fund is managed by Los Padres Forest Association, The C.R.E.W., Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, and the Santa Barbara County Trails Council.
We ask you to include a portion of your year-end giving to help restore the trails you love and cherish. Please donate.
Initial funding has been provided by REI Co-Op, Ventura County Community Foundation, proceeds from Patagonia’s Salmon Run, and donations by individual trail enthusiasts. Our work is guided and approved by the U.S. Forest Service, County of Santa Barbara Community Services, and the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation. Montecito Trails Foundation has also helped repair many of the area’s trails.
A digital PDF version of the insert is available here: https://thomasfiretrailfund.org/docs/thomas-fire-trail-fund-brochure.pdf