Month: April 2021

Catlin Gabel TSI Recap 4/14

Written by Nancy Stone NWTA, in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation, teamed up with Catlin Gabel students who are involved with the school’s Applied Leadership in the Outdoors after-school course to learn about trail maintenance at Powell Butte. In a fun exchange of knowledge, the students shared what they have learned of native plants … Read More

Sandy Ridge work – spring 2021

Written by Juntu Oberg In a time before a pandemic, we had a mountain bike shuttle festival in July 2019 at Sandy Ridge. This sold-out event was capped at 300 attendees. It was the largest fundraiser we had that year, with all the proceeds earmarked for the trail system. NWTA works in partnership with the … Read More

Earth Day Clean-up at Rocky Point

Written by Nancy Stone Picking up garbage alongside the road isn’t exactly at the top of most people’s list of things to do on a sunny, warm Saturday morning. However, this didn’t stop seven determined NWTA members from stepping up to the plate to do their part as an early Earth Day contribution. On April … Read More

EasyClimb Trail dig day in cascade locks

Written by Matt Novak On April 17th from 10 am to 1 pm a maintenance party commenced at EasyClimb in Cascade Locks. Before a maintenance party of this size can happen, the Port of Cascade Locks has to be notified, and NWTA (me) has to bring it to the monthly commissioner meeting if additional maintenance … Read More

Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec Eichler Bike Park feedback survey

TUALATIN HILLS PARKS AND REC (THPRD) is partnering with the Northwest Trails Alliance to expand the bike track at Eichler Park. The bike track will be extended toward the south end of the park to improve safety. This expansion will add more space between riders, promote access to a variety of skill levels, and improve … Read More

LL Stub Stewart updates and trail days

Written by Ted Dodd STUB STEWART NEWS UPDATEOn 4/3/2021 we reached 85% completion on a large project to finally fix the Muck/Mud problem on Lower Shoofly. A hardworking crew finished the dirt work reshaping the trail for better drainage and we hauled a lot of rock to harden the tread. This weekend’s crew was: Kyle Carlson, Jeff … Read More