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Trail Building at Huddart Park

Date: Aug. 26 - 27, 2006
Location: Woodside, CA
Event Director: - 206.913.3790
Type: Organized by V*O*Cal. We will join with dozens of others to rebuild the Chickadee Trail. All meals are provided.

Our club's second environmental service project will also be a social event. We will be joining in on a project organized by V*O*Cal, who will be providing camping space, five meals, and Saturday evening entertainment. You can join for one day or both.

We will be working to re-route, resurface, and re-open the Chickadee Trail, which is the only wheelchair accessible trail in the park. This trail is also important to outdoor education programs for thousands of elementary schools. Work is available to suit all physical abilities. If you don't want to do physical labor, you can do less physical work, perhaps helping prepare meals. Everyone's help is valuable.


Saturday's work starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until late afternoon. (Breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m. for those who arrive early or camp Friday night.) There will be time for rest and washing up before dinner and the evening entertainment, which may be music or a naturalist talk.

Sunday's work again starts early in the morning and ends when your work crew has finished its project, sometime between noon and 2:30 p.m.

More schedule details, including Sunday's start time, will be posted as they become available. Again, it is OK to participate for one day only (Saturday is recommended).

Signing Up

E-mail the event director if you are interested in participating. All those who sign up by Sunday, August 20 will be invited to a 20% off shopping party at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale on August 22.

I will send in our group's registration on August 23, but you can register through Friday August 25 through the V*O*Cal website ( I will try to post a list of participants around August 20 so that you can see who's attending.

Environmental Service and BAOC

This event is part of BAOC's increased commitment to perform environmental service on the lands on which we orienteer. As the club's first Environmental Coordinator, I will be organizing several environmental service projects annually. Participating in these projects will accomplish the following:

I attempt to make our club's environmental service projects interesting and entertaining as well as productive.


V*O*Cal is an organization that partners with land managers to produce weekend-long service projects that also include camping, meals, and entertainment. V*O*Cal is modeled after a similar organization in Colorado. This event at Huddart will be V*O*Cal's first. We hope to work with V*O*Cal in the future when they offer projects in our orienteering venues.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 280, go west on Highway 84 (Woodside Road) towards Woodside. From the intersection of Mountain Home, Canada Road, and Highway 84 in Woodside Village, continue on Highway 84 for 0.7 miles to Kings Mountain Road. Turn right (northwest) at the tiny sign, and follow Kings Mountain Road for 2.1 miles to the park entrance.