Wayne Naillon’s legacy continues. Construction is beginning soon on improvements to the Crown Zellerbach Trail (CZ Trail) between Scappoose and Vernonia that will include bike repair stations, improved signage, and other Trailhead improvements. The $6,000 that we raised in Wayne’s memory was used as the cornerstone match for a $150,000 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department grant that is funding this project. Construction should be completed by July 2019. Once completed there will be a gathering to remember Wayne once again.
One of Wayne’s dreams was to complete the last mile of the CZ Trail to Vernonia and complete the Salmonberry Trail to the Oregon Coast. Dale Latham (a friend of Wayne and his family) is currently serving on the CZ Trail Advisory Committee whose charter is to complete that last section to Vernonia.
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