Come gather with MCPA members in Marysville 5:30PM on Saturday February 11. We have not held an in-person social for the past few years, but are eager to get back together again.
We’ll have a potluck dinner starting at 5:30, then we have several topics of information to share beginning about 6:00.
We’ll talk about our work accomplished in 2022 and whats planned for 2023. We have invited guests from the WA DNR (Department of Natural Resources) Wildfire Resources team to talk with us about the 2022 fire season (particularly the Bolt Creek fire, which occurred just 15 miles south of Monte Cristo), as well as Q&A about wild Fire prevention, fighting techniques and what resources DNR has at their disposal. Additionally, Fred Cruger from the Granite Falls Historical Society will also be present to discuss some projects the USFS and partners are working on, as well as other Mountain Loop Highway topics.
The social will be held at:
6915 Armar Rd
Marysville, WA 98270
The event is in the meeting room in the red barn at the East end of the parking lot.
Hope to see you there.
We’ll be having our standard 3rd Saturday work party on October 15. Meet us at 9:00 AM at the Barlow Pass gate. There is continued trail work to be done on the first section of the county road, and some members may bike or hike into the townsite to perform maintenance there. We will have some interpretive sign supplies at the trailhead that can be packed into town. Bring dirt tools and plenty of water. Plan for a warm sunny day.
We’ll be having our next 3rd Saturday work party on September 17th. Meet us at 9:00 AM at the Barlow Pass gate. There is several small projects planned within the first mile of the county road. Bring dirt tools and plenty of water. Plan for a warm sunny day.
We are also planning a group lunch at 12:00 noon during the work party. MCPA will provide the main meal (grilled Salmon Burgers) and the burger fixings for MCPA members. Feel free to bring a side dish, snack or dessert to share. Please RSVP to allpinball @ yahoo . com so we’ll know how many burgers to bring. The group lunch will be at the picnic table located about 1/2 mile past the Barlow Pass Gate on the Monte Cristo Road.
We’ll be having our standard 3rd Saturday work party on August 20. Meet us at 9:00 AM at the Barlow Pass gate. There is trail work to be done on the first section of the county road as well as improvements to be made at the twin bridges area. Bring dirt tools and plenty of water. Plan for a warm sunny day.
Meet ua at 9:00 AM at the Barlow Pass gate. There is trail work to be done on the first section of the county road. Bring dirt tools and plenty of water. Plan for a warm sunny day.
Due to threat of wet/stormy weather, we have decided to postpone the June 18th work party. We will plan for next Saturday, June 25th instead. Check back here next week for confirmation.
Please join use Saturday June 18 for the first 2022 MCPA work party.
Work Parties will be each 3rd Saturday of the month.
Meet at Barlow Pass gate for a 9:00 AM start. We typically work until early afternoon. You may stay as long as you choose.
June 18 we will certainly have a full days work clearing windfalls from the county road. Likely there will also be trail maintenance to do after the winter season, so bring tools and supplies as you see fit for those tasks.
Please join us Saturday June 4 at 12:00 noon for our 2022 Annual Meeting. Due to ongoing COVID concerns and restrictions, the meeting will be virtual using Teams.
We’ll miss our usual pot-luck lunch at Verlot, but we will have plenty of information to share and bring everyone up to speed on all things Monte Cristo.
Agenda items will include introduction of our 2022 Board of Directors, MCPA Financial report, update on road and trail access, news on progress being made on our interpretive site, and plans for our 2022 work parties. We’ll also have a trivia Q&A session, with the person who answers the most questions winning an all-expenses paid 2022 MCPA membership.
Also, because this is our first meeting and communication of the season, a friendly reminder that MCPA memberships are due; recall our annual membership now runs from January to December. Membership payments can be made to the MCPA PO Box or also through paypal as found on the MCPA website www.mcpa.us “Membership” page. Mailing address for payments is also available on the Membership page.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you (virtually) on June 4.
– The MCPA Board of Directors
Please check your email for Teams meeting link, or contact us as seen on the “Contact” page if you need the link.
We will be holding our annual winter social event, but due to the ongoing restrictions and gathering concerns, it will be virtual this year.
We have arranged for a presentation by the WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on the topic of the Grey Wolf population in Washington. Two specialists from the WFDW will tell us about their ongoing efforts to track and study this endangered (yet recovering) population.
The meeting will be 6:30PM on Saturday February 12th. A Teams link to join the meeting will be provided here (and in an email to members) the week of the event.
Hope to have everyone join and happy new year!
Friday night update
Yes we will meet saturday 10/16
Meet us at Barlow Pass Saturday October 16 for the next MCPA volunteer work party. We will drive the first 3/4 mile of the county road then hike towards town, clearing brush and tending to trailwork along the way.
Due to uncertain fall weather – this work party is weather dependent. We will reschedule if the forecast for Saturday is less than desirous. Please check back here at mcpa.us for a final update Friday afternoon. If there is a need to postpone, it will be noted here, otherwise plan for Saturday the 16th as noted.
Meet at Barlow Pass green gate by 9:00AM. Barlow Pass is 30 miles east of Granite Falls on the Mountain Loop Highway. We will be waiting as a group at the Barlow Pass Gate up until 9:00AM, at which point we will drive upriver on the old county road. Stay as long as you like, but we typically work until 3:00ish. Those hiking into town may choose to stay longer, in order to make better use of the trip.
Fall weather is upon us, so dress accordingly and/or bring a change of clothes.