The South Fork Merced River Trail Collaborative is hosting a volunteer trail work day on Saturday, March 21st at 10AM. Volunteers will help clear brush along the Savage-Lundy trail, while learning about the South Fork’s natural and cultural significance. The Trail Collaborative is partnering with Sierra National Forest to host the event.
The Savage-Lundy Trail extends from Hite’s Cove Road to Devil’s Gulch on the South Fork Trail. The three-mile hike has scenic views of the Merced River and is a favorite destination for local Mariposans. During the volunteer day, Ralph Mendershausen, author of the “Treasures of the South Fork,” will share stories about the history of the beautiful and unique South Fork country.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch and all necessary equipment. The Trail Collaborative is excited about finding individuals who enjoy working in the outdoors and who are committed to preserving and protecting our local trails.
The Trail Collaborative is a standing committee of the Upper Merced River Watershed Council and is comprised of individuals with affiliations to various local interests and community groups, including Merced River Conservation Committee, Bureau of Land Management, UC Merced, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, and more.
The group has drafted a plan to improve access to the South Fork Trail. They want to ensure that the historic trail, built in the early 1900s by the US Calvary, is maintained and accessible to the public.
If you would like to participate in the trail work day or learn more about the Trail Collaborative, contact UMRWC at firstname.lastname@example.org