Report on Grand Opening and 2017 Hoedown
October 21, 2017. Rain, ribbon cutting, rubber boots, river rising, River House, river dancing to Rib’s rousing recitals of originals and covers. Snohomish County organized the Grand Opening celebration and FOHR carried off their 10th annual Hoedown party and fund raising. See this page for details.
Washington Trail Association Work Parties Scheduled
Good news: we have 3 WTA trail work-party weekends set up March 23, 24 & 25; March 30, 31 & April 1st; and April 6, 7 & 8. Click HERE for instructions for signing up on WTA website.
Successful Hoedown Party 2016
“The best Hoedown ever”: that’s how more than one of the 120 or so participants described this year’s annual fundraiser, held at the River House on November 5th.
There’s no doubt we all had a wonderful time, and we raised money for trails on Heybrook Ridge County Park to boot. Early estimates are that we will have at least $3500 profit to put towards our “phase two” trail, slated for development in 2017. We envision a nearly flat, meandering wetland path that can be enjoyed by all, including those seeking a stroller or wheelchair-accessible saunter through golden-green moss covered trees.
For more details and photos of our fund raising party follow this link…
Arts Festival August 2016
Our booth at the Index Arts Festival in August took in over $700 from sales of socks, tee shirts, and donations. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and supported our cause.
Trails Construction 2016
Construction of the “Phase 1 Trail” began in March and refinements on the trail continue through this fall. Those who have hiked the trail exclaim over its well-designed alignment, and its calm, green beauty on the lower sections. See a more complete report on trail construction here.
Unparalleled views from the top of the trail include Bridal Veil Falls on Mt. Index, as well as the breadth of the Skykomish River Valley, from Mt Persis to the valley’s eastern peaks. The trail begins at the back of the parking lot located on the south side of the Index-Galena Road, about 20 yards west of the Index town bridge. The lot is gated until its construction can be completed, as its surface will remain vulnerable until gravel can be imported. Cars can now park in front of the gate.
Annual Meeting February 2016 – Election of Board!
The Friends of Heybrook Ridge extends a hearty and grateful welcome to our new members of the FOHR Board of Directors, elected at the Annual Meeting held on February 22nd: Allan Peterson, Angela Seidling, Anna Folsom (who further volunteered to become our next Treasurer), Kathy Corson, and Chris Mueller. (Chris was the mastermind and on-the-ground designer of trails for Heybrook Ridge County Park. He recently left his job as Senior Park Planner at Snohomish County Parks and took a new job with Seattle Parks and Recreation. So happily, our loss quickly became our gain!) See full report of 2016 Annual Meeting.
Remaining Meetings for 2017
Our Board of directors meets on the third Monday of the even numbered months at the Index Fire Station. BOD meetings start at 7 pm and are open to the public.
Next meetings in 2017
October 23? and Hoedown?