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Trail Cleanup: To give back to the community and help keep our trails maintained, our club has adopted a section of the Burnt Bridge Trail to clean up, from Devine Road eastward to 98th Ave. We normally meet the first Thursday of the month for February, May through September, and November. In April, we will meet on the 2nd Thursday of that month to leave the first week open for National Walking Week activities.
We meet in the parking lot near the Parkrose Hardware Store at 8000 E. Mill Plain Blvd, which is in The Mill shopping plaza. There we sign the Volunteer Sign-In sheet and register to walk the Burnt Bridge Creek YRE (the BBC YRE Walk Box is now housed in the Parkrose Hardware at the paint counter). After everyone who has come to help with the cleanup has signed in, they will be assigned to go to one of Burnt Bridge Creek trailheads and begin cleaning.
Clothing & Equipment – Dress appropriately for the forecast weather on the day for trail cleanup (raincoat for possible shower, warm coat in cold weather, sunblock cream for sunny days, etc.). Bring a set of work gloves and consider bringing eye protection as we get into some brush where you could get an unwanted poke in the eye. The Trail Cleanup Coordinator will have buckets and trash pickers to use for those who don’t have them.
2023 Scheduled Cleanup dates and times
If you have questions or would like to help,
please contact Burt Paynter - phone: (360)798-8485; email: email@example.com .
Many hands make light work, and you get a great walk too.
History: In 2015 our club wrote to the Vancouver mayor and city manager to point out the vandalism and trash around the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail in hopes that they would target the area for more enforcement. While the Parks Department was working diligently to clean up the trail and remove tagging on many surfaces, we felt more effort should be put into enforcement to stop the acts of vandalism. We use the trail for several year round events and want to feel safe while enjoying a scenic trail that isn't defaced or polluted by vandals and homeless who frequent the area. At the time we also made a $500 donation to the Parks Association to back up our sincerity. It didn't take long before our club committee decided to adopt a section of the trail and take ownership of fixing part of the problem. Doug Davis took the lead, as this was a project that really resonated with him. Since then we have done regular trash pickup on a 2 mile section on the east end of the trail with the support of the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department and the area has begun to look more inviting.