Wrapping up the 2018 Trail Season

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 by »

We are celebrating the contributions of our 2018 volunteers as part of the public Wild Night for Wilderness event on Thursday, November 8 from 4:30-8:00pm at Matchwood Brewing in Sandpoint. This summer alone, FSPW volunteers donated 1,245 hours of their time.

“Our outreach, education and stewardship programs aren’t possible without the efforts of our wonderful volunteers. The work takes a commitment from our community.” – Phil Hough, FSPW Executive Director

From June to October, FSPW volunteers:

  • talked to folks at 9 outreach events like the Bonner County Fair and Trout Creek Huckleberry Festival,
  • broke a sweat maintaining 7 different trails in the Scotchmans,
  • led 3 outdoor education events for adults,
  • participated in 3 summer and fall outdoor education projects for students,
  • led 5 hikes in and around the Scotchman Peaks,
  • talked to about 1,350 people about mountain goats while hiking Scotchman Peak, and
  • helped keep our area beautiful, specifically along the 2 miles of Highway 200 adopted by FSPW.

All that volunteer time is worth over $30,000. So thank you to every single FSPW volunteer, whether you made it out this summer or not.

If you were able to help out in 2018, make sure you join us for the Wild Night for Wilderness so we can celebrate Wilderness, and you!

About The Author:

Britta Mireley lives in Sagle with her husband and daughter. She's working for Wilderness so her daughter can create memories in the Scotchmans when she's grown up, just as Britta does today.

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