Thank you to the following people who contributed to another great work party at Dexter today:
Erik "Buck" Smith
Almost all the scotch broom was removed along the road to 15 and all the broom removed so far was hauled to the State Parks facility burn pile. Gravel work was done on 6,7,10,16,17. Bark mulch work was done on 7,9,10,16. Some tree limbs hanging on the teepad for 17 were trimmed, the walkout from 16-17 was delineated to one path, and other various tasks were accomplished by this hard-working crew.
The work party scheduled for Thursday June 18th has been postponed and will be re-scheduled. The State Parks ranger we are working with is on vacation and we need to meet with him about the work he wants done on the steps before we tackle that project. The course is looking great, and we will be having regular work parties the rest of the summer and leading up to the Eugene Celebration so stay tuned!
The State Parks staff is extremely happy and impressed with the work being done at Dexter by the EDGC and other volunteers at the work parties. They have been getting calls from people supporting the work and asking how they can help - so I'd say raising the alarm about course vandalism and considering the removal of the baskets has turned out to be a good thing after all is said and done.
There will always be naysayers, there will always be litterbugs, there will always be vandals writing on tee signs and damaging trees, but when we stay positive and pull together as a community we can accomplish great things!