The January meeting of the Trails and bikeways Council is Tuesday Janury 30 at Round Table Pizza on Eureka Way. Pizza at 5:00 pm and the meeting at 6:00! The Trails & Bikeways Council of Greater Redding’s Trails Legacy Program The extensive and varied trail network in and around Redding provides myriad opportunities for healthful exercise, companionship, beauty, enjoyment, and reflection.These trails offer grand vistas, cool shade, water frontage, historic sites, and other amenities that attract people to stop, stay, and enjoy.A picnic table or bench at these locations can enhance them and the entire trail experience.The picnic tables on Chamise Peak and Mule Mountain Pass, the benches at Bear Pass, and the “Top of the World” are examples of such attractive destinations and stopping points. The Trails & Bikeways Council [TBC] board wants to identify similar places in the local trail system that would benefit from adding a bench or picnic table and upgrade them.We will ask members of fellow trail-associated 501c3 organizations, people who visit the TBC Website and Facebook page, and people we know to identify these standout places in the local trail system.The TBC Board will provide funds to place picnic tables and benches in trail locations that are natural stopping points like those named above.We have funds for about a half-dozen similar trail enhancements and will do more if other donors partner with us.The TBC Board and its partners will decide, in consultation with those who filled out the questionnaire, where the bench or table should go and who will be honored on the plaque. We call this project a legacy program because every table or bench will have a plaque that honors prior significant contributors to the local trail system.The “Top of the World” bench celebrates Ted Klassen, who was instrumental in creating the West Side Trails.In partnership with Friends of Mary Lake, we funded a picnic table next to Jenny Creek immediately upstream from Mary Lake.Its plaque honors Harry Daniel, MD, a trail champion who promoted trail running.We invite you to propose trail locations that would benefit from adding a bench or table.We also ask you to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the local trail system.If selected, their name will be memorialized by a plaque on the bench or table. Are there locations in the local trail system that you know about which deserve to be enhanced by acquiring a bench or picnic table?The TBC wants your opinion.You may pick more than one location. Do you know of individuals whose contributions to the Redding area trail system deserve their names on a plaque gracing the table or bench?The TBC wants your nomination.We prefer to venerate persons who are deceased or have retired from trail advocacy.
People who want to propose a site to or a person to celebrate should fill out the questionnaire on the back of this Word document and send it in.Sending instructions are on the back page.The questionnaire answers can be typed or written in longhand.It is not necessary to answer every question.
TBC Legacy Program Questionnaire Please submit the Trail Location to be Augmented and the Person to Honor. Your Name [Individual or Organization]:____________________________________________ Site Geolocation [Insert GPS Coordinates]: __________________________________________ Name of Site [if any]:____________________________________________________ Name of Trail(s) at the site:________________________________________________________ Outstanding Features of Site:View_____Nearby Features_____Shade_____ Water Frontage_______Trail Junction_______Trail End_______Other_________________________________________________________________________ Briefly Describe the Site and Your Reasons for Choosing It:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Proposed Location Amenity: Bench:____ Picnic Table:____Other Amenity:_____ Person(s) to Honor [Name]:____________________________________________________ Reasons to Memorialize:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please send the questionnaire and (if you have them) photographs of the site and its surrounding. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comOR Text to 530-510-6037 and530-605-9603ORU.S. Mail to Trails and Bikeways Council, PO Box 256, Palo Cedro, CA 96073 You can also place comments about the Legacy Program, sites worthy of a bench or picnic table, and individuals whom you believe should be honored in the TBC Facebook Page. The Board of the Trails & Bikeways Council of Greater Redding [TBC] appreciates your contribution to the TBC Legacy Program. Westside Trail Quarterly Cleanup The Trails and Bikeways Council adopted the cleanup of the Westside Trail. We meet at the end of Dillard Lane four times a year. The upcoming dates are: March 11, 2023 at 9: a.m. June 10 2023 at 8:30 a.m. September 9, 2023 at 8 a.m. December 9, 2023 at 9 a.m.