*POSTPONED* Trail School Sponsored by TREAD *POSTPONED*

5/25/24, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Work Party
Michael McLane
Registration not available
Endorsed by Evergreen
Work Party

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This event has been postponed. Please check back soon for an updated date and time!

This Trail School is brought to you by TREAD. Learn more about how they work with partners like us to enhance and protect sustainable outdoor recreation in central Washington at https://www.tread-cw.com/.

This event is open to all trail user groups!

If you have always wanted to get involved in trail work or learn the basics of trail trail construction and maintenance, or are a seasoned vet looking to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones, this class is for you. The class and field work will be taught and supervised by members of Evergreen's professional trail staff. This is a great opportunity to learn from the pros!

We especially love to teach new people who have never done trail work before, so don't hesitate to sign up and we will show you the ropes!

Class Curriculum

  • Basic stewardship (Classroom)

    • Stewardship, Conservation, Sustainability

  • Trail construction and soil types (Classroom)

    • Basic trail construction concepts to keep in mind when performing maintenance work.

  • Drainage maintenance (Classroom)

    • Drain types, best practices.

  • Brushing and clearing (Classroom)

    • Tools, best practices

  • Basic tool and work safety (Field)

    • Tool types, appropriate usage and body mechanics

  • Trail Maintenance Work (Field)

    • A site is chosen that covers most of the concepts reviewed in the classroom portion


Classroom: Conference room at Pybus Market in Wenatchee. Location here

Field portion: No. 2 Canyon (Trail TBD)

Schedule (please plan to arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time):

  • 9am - sign in, introductions, plan for the day

  • 9:15 am - Begin classroom slideshow presentation

  • 11:30-12:00 - Meet at trailhead talk safety and work plan

  • 12:30pm  - Hike to worksite and begin work

  • 3:30pm - Gather up tools and hike out

  • 4pm - End

What to bring and wear:

  • Wear layers of clothing appropriate for the weather. We work in the rain! Wear sturdy shoes appropriate for muddy, uneven surfaces.
  • We will provide lunch. You should bring any snacks/drinks you want during the day.
  • Gloves
  • We will provide trail tools


No. of Attendees: of 20 max