July 9th, Community Dig Day Report

The July Community Dig Day can only be described as a HUGE success!   This was truly a community effort with the work plan submitted by the Stewards of Briones, and reviewed and approved by district staff. The SOBs directed the work of 40 individuals that came out to help; MTB riders, HIkers, Trail Runners, volunteer veterans, kids, even EBRPD Board Member John Mercurio came out to put tools to dirt to improve the rider experience of Hank and Frank, one of the parks crown jewel trail systems.  Special thanks to all those that worked tirelessly the entire day and those that continue to contribute to finish off the line restoration.   Thanks to East Bay Regional Parks for their efforts (and WATER!!!) and trust in the SOBs, especially to those in the forefront of the effort: Patrick Demmons, Sean Connelly, and Sean Dougan. And to Scott Barlebaugh and the team at Bicycle Trails Council East Bay for helping us to navigate the seas of bureaucracy. There are great things happening in Briones.