Annual Sponsors and Directors Meeting - April 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm - Bend

    The Annual Sponsors and Board of Directors Meeting will be held at Bend Public Library, downstairs in the Brooks Room. 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Board will present information about the FCCW events planned  for 2017.

    Sponsors will elect the 2017 Board of Directors at this meeting. If you are interested in running for election you should submit a bio to the board at the March meeting or by email to the Secretary at maidie@mac.com

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    West Cascades Trail Skills College - May 5, 2017 - 7:30 am - Mckenzie Bridge

    West Cascade Trail Skills College – May 5 through 7
    This will be held at White Branch, on the west side of Hwy 242, Mckenzie Pass Scenic Highway.
    Training, camping and dormitories free. You will have to provide some of your meals. You do not have to attend all the days. Registration opens March 1. Don’t delay, register early. Some of the courses are:
    Wilderness First Aid*
    CPR*
    Cross Cut Saw Certification
    Intro to Trail Maintenance
    Drainage and Drain Dips
    Water Bars and Checks
    User Trail/Campsite Decommissioning
    * Required for Cross Cut Saw Certification. You must register on High Cascades Forest Volunteers website. Here’s a link: http://www.highcascadesvolunteers.com/Training/SpringTraining.html Class sizes are limited and fill up fast so register early. Go to the HCFV website for more information.If you have questions, please call or email me.

    Richard Nix
    FCCW
    248 330 5654
    Richard.nowatch@gmail.com

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Allingham Trail Skills College - June 1, 2017 - 8:00 am - Sisters

    Allingham Trail Skills College – June 1 though 4
    Held at Allingham Guard Station near Camp Sherman.
    Training, camping and dormitories are free. You will have to provide some of your meals. You do not have to attend all the days. Registration opens March 15. Don’t delay, register early. Some of the courses are:
    Wilderness First Aid*
    CPR*
    Cross Cut Saw Certification
    Intro to Trail Maintenance
    Water Bars and Checks
    Tread Management
    Trail Sign Installation
    Trail Decommissioning and Wildland Restoration
    Working with Pack Stock
    * Required for Cross Cut Saw Certification.Register on the High Cascades Forest Volunteers website using the link below. http://www.highcascadesvolunteers.com/Training/SpringTraining.html Class sizes are limited and fill up fast so register early. Go to the HCFV website for more information. If you have questions,please call or email me.

    Richard Nix
    FCCW
    248 330 5654
    Richard.nowatch@gmail.com

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Wilderness Stewardship Training - June 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm - Trout Lake, WA

    Wilderness Stewardship Training – June 9 through 11
    Held at Mt. Adams Institute, Trout Lake, Washington.
    Cost is $50 to cover your meals. Camping and dormitories are free.
    The course schedule has not been released yet. Typical courses are:
    Wilderness Skills Intro
    Wilderness Monitoring and Public Contact
    Wilderness Restoration
    and there may be courses on Trail Head Hosting and Working with Pack Stock.

    Registration is now open. Go to this webpage for more info and the registration form:

    http://www.mtadamsinstitute.com/wilderness_stewardship_training/

    If you have questions, please call or email me.

    Richard Nix
    FCCW
    248 330 5654
    Richard.nowatch@gmail.com

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Canyon Creek Meadows Restoration Project - June 21, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    Canyon Creek Meadows is in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness close to Three Fingered Jack. We will assist Deschutes National Forest Rangers to restore two over used campsites, to do some general clean-up and to install one trail junction sign. You may backpack in for one night or join us as a day-hiker.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Green Lakes Restoration Project - July 20, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    Green Lakes is one of the most popular spots in the Three Sisters Wilderness nestled between South Sister and Broken Top. It gets a lot of visitors and needs lots of TLC to keep it in pristine condition. We will work with Deschutes National Forest Rangers to restore campsites, repair trails, clean up trash and install signs. You can backpack in for two days to four days or you can day hike in and join us for one or two days.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Park Meadow and Golden Lake Restoration Project - August 3, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    Park Meadow and Golden Lake are tucked away, almost secretly,  high up on the north shoulder of Broken Top. We will assist Deschutes National Forest Rangers to rehabilitate campsites and do some clean up. Backpacking is recommended for this event because it is a 5 mile hike to the meadow and almost 2 more to the lake.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Separation Creek Meadow Trail Project - August 15, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend, OR 97701

    Separation Creek Meadow Trail, in the Three Sisters Wilderness, is described by the Forest Service as a primitive trail that may be difficult to find sometimes. A Wilderness Volunteers Group will be working to improve the trail on the northern end while we will be assisting Rangers from the Willamette National Forest at the southern end near Cole Chuck Meadow and Indian Holes. We have the option of hiking in from Devils Lake TH  or from Foley Ridge TH in the West Cascades. Due to the long hike in,  this event will not be suitable for day hike.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Scott Lake Trails Project - August 28, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    This project is based out of Scott Lake and will work on rerouting Benson Lake Trail and Obsidian Trail supervised by Rangers from Willamette National Forest.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Mink Lake Sign Installation Backpack - September 12, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    We will hike in on Six Lakes Trail to a base camp at Mink Lake. We will install 8 trail signs over the course of 4 days with pack animal support.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Camp and Demaris Lakes Restoration Project - September 23, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    We will backpack in from Pole Creek TH to restore and clean up campsites, and install signs around Demaris, Camp and Chambers Lakes working with Deschutes National Forest Rangers.

    This date is provisional.

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

    Tenas Lakes Restoration Project - October 7, 2017 - 8:00 am - Bend

    This will be a campsite restoration and clean up project in the Tenas Lakes area with Willamette NF Rangers.

    This date is provisional .

    Go to the event's page for more information and to RSVP once RSVPs are open.

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