news Safety and Stewardship: Horse Hill Trail Work + Tails & Tires


Saturday, November 11 – Day of Thanks on Horse Hill
Join us on Saturday, November 11 for our annual Mt. Tam Day of Thanks, as we work to maintain the health of the meadows and grasslands at the Horse Hill Open Space Preserve. Spend the day removing French Broom in the company of like minded volunteers and land managers as we work together to steward the places we love. One Tam is proud to work with sponsors Marin County Bicycle Coalition, the Trail Partners and the Alto Bowl Horseowners Association to put on this day of service.

“Why remove French broom?” Good question. French broom is an invasive plant species that overwhelms diverse grassland ecosystems. Horse Hill has been a restoration site for over 20 years and though its transformation has been remarkable, there is still work to be done.

This rain or shine work day will culminate with a pizza party and raffle prizes. Families and all ages are welcome! Please bring sturdy shoes, layers, and a water bottle. Check-in opens at 8:45 am, service work runs 9:00 am – noon, followed by lunch. This is part of our collaborative efforts for a safe and successful opening of the new Bob Middagh Trail to bicyclists and equestrians next spring.

RSVP REQUIRED, CLICK HERE!

 


Sunday, November 19 – Tails and Tires in the Marin Headlands
MCBC and the Presidio Riding Club are pleased to announce a fall Tails and Tires workshop in the Marin Headlands.

Participants will learn:

  • Horse psychology – how they see and react to approaching objects
  • How to safely pass a horse
  • Interactive bike/horse exercises on the trail
  • Lessons on basic trail etiquette
  • History of land conservation and resource protection

Equestrians are welcome to bring their horses to desensitize them to bikes and hikers are also encouraged to particpate.
STUDENTS: The workshop is good for 3 hours of community service too!

Eventbrite - Tails and Tires - Trail user safety workshop

Eagle Rock Volunteer Trail Day August 2024

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Trail, 238 Ridgewood Dr
San Rafael, CA
Five volunteers in a wooded area doing trail maintenance

Join us for an Eagle Rock Volunteer Trail Day on Saturday, August 3, 2024, at Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Preserve. MCBC […]

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$150 – $1000

Adventure Revival 2024

September 21
San Geronimo Golf Course, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Geronimo, CA 94963

Join us for Adventure Revival 2024! Experience a gorgeous gravel ride through the coastal mountains of Marin. Come out in […]

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