Friends of Boggs Mountain (FOBM) was awarded a large donation from Calpine Corporation to purchase a mini excavator to build trails in Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest (BMDSF). Calpine presented the FOBM board of directors with a $20,000 check at Mountain High Coffee on Cobb January 16, 2019. FOBM will use the trail building excavator to rebuild trails destroyed in BMDSF during the Valley Fire in 2015. FOBM and CAL FIRE signed a memorandum of understanding as a guide for trail work.
Trail work is scheduled to begin early 2019. Please visit the Friends of Boggs Mountain Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FOBMCA/ for information on future volunteer trail work days. You can also email Friends of Boggs Mountain at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Thank you, Calpine, for supporting our community and efforts to bring outdoor recreation back. We look forward to using the machine to get trails up and running as quickly as possible. We’re grateful for all the support necessary to get the trail building project up and running.
We look forward to working with community volunteers to rebuild our trails over the next few years. We’ve all missed our trails and look forward to getting outdoors and on our trails again.
From left to right: Peg Landini, FOBM Treasurer, Deb Bloomquist, FOBM President, Chris Bloomquist, FOBM Secretary, Margaret Lewis, Business Operations Analyst Calpine, Danielle Matthews Seperas, Manager, Government & Community Affairs and Darlene Hecomovich, FOBM Volunteer.