The Dirt from the Director
What a year we’ve all had! We are so grateful for the incredible amount of support that we saw at our auction and on #givingTuesday! Together we raised over $25,000 for Trail Mix to continue it's work on our world class trail system! Thank you Juneau!
Even though the snow is flying and our field work is wrapping up, we’re still working hard to keep our local trail system in tip top shape. We’re working with other community groups to help facilitate solutions for future trail use, getting ready for this winter’s Hike for a Pint, and perhaps most importantly, scheduling and planning our 2021 work season. We’re excited to be developing plans with our agency partners at CBJ, DNR and the USFS to develop plans for trail improvements all over Juneau.
We’re excited to be working on the Juneau Master Trails Plan, which will provide a framework for collaboration between our local land management agencies, Trail Mix, and other trail user groups for the next 10-20 years. That kind of collaboration is a core value of Trail Mix, and while we are great (maybe the best?) at moving gravel and improving our trails, we need your help to know where to focus our efforts. Getting involved with community groups that have formed around your favorite outdoor sports is a great way to get your input into the Trails Plan.
Another great way to stay involved with Trail Mix over these winter months is to sign up for the Winter 2021 edition of Hike for a Pint! We’re excited to be partnering with Forbidden Peak Brewery and Bocca al Lupo this season. Sign-ups will start on January 1st and again be limited to 250 participants, I hope to see everyone out stamping your passports come January!
This year has presented new kinds of challenges that no one saw coming, and at some points felt never ending, but we made it through. When I look back, I realize that many of my brightest moments from this year are on our trail system and I am heartened to live in such an incredible place.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.