Up from the ashes!

Gail’s Trail is open! Yep, you heard that right. Gail’s Trail from BMDSF management office to the campground is now officially open. Since the fire, FOBM has invested thousands of volunteer hours with a focus on getting our trail system back. We recently completed a portion of the old Gail’s Trail and it’s ready for your enjoyment.

Boggs Trail Work!

Grab your gloves, sturdy boots and let’s get digging in Boggs Mountain State Demonstration Forest.  Friends of Boggs Mountain has been working behind the scenes with CAL FIRE since The Valley Fire to implement the restoration of BMDSF trails. We’re thrilled to announce our first community volunteer dig day.  Join us April 20th to help restore our beloved trails.  Due to limited tools and space we’re limiting the volunteer opportunities to 50 people. 

Below is our sign-up link.  In order to ensure we have enough food for our volunteers we need to have each person registered.  If you register and can’t make it, please let us know ASAP so we can get someone else in that spot.  If you have questions, please email us at fobmtn [AT]gmail [DOT]com or private message us on Facebook.

Can’t make it that day?  No worries.  We have more dig days scheduled and will be posting those dates soon. 

All the slots have been filled. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support! If you didn’t make this day, don’t despair, we will announce additional work days again soon.

https://friendsofboggsmountain.formstack.com/forms/boggs_trail_work

CALPINE DONATES LARGE SUM TO FRIENDS OF BOGGS MOUNTAIN

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 fobmtn@gmail.com 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.