There has been lots of work down on the Rubicon Trail to make it the sanctuary that it is. The County, the Rubicon Trail Foundation Board and many volunteers have been out there spreading the word of Pack It In/Pack It Out.
What does Pack It In/Pack It Out mean? This common saying is a simple yet effective way to get visitors to take their trash home with them. There is no reason why people cannot carry out of the backcountry the extra food packaging materials, and human waste that they carried in with them in the first place.
Trash and litter ranks high as a problem in the minds of many visitors.
Trash and litter are human impacts that can greatly detract from the naturalness of an area.
We must all be mindful of even the smallest effects we have on land. That is why the Rubicon Trail Foundation advocates Pack It In/Pack It Out. We must all be good Stewards to the Rubicon Trail.
We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Steve Sasaki at Power Tank. Steve has generously donated to our Black Tie & Boots event in years past but also to our 1st Annual Off the Rocks Show & Shine, happening on October 12, 2019.
It is companies like PowerTank that has helped us to continue the work that we do to enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible, motorized, year-round trail access.
For more information on this event please contact us at 888-678-2426 or [email protected].
By Vickie Sanders
There has been a lot of discussion about spills recently. The County wants to remind everyone spills were part of the cleanup and abatement order from 2009. The county developed an educational program commonly called the 4’s, sanitation, spills, sedimentation and safety.
In 2011 spills were the focus of the year and with state grants the county has provided spill kits ever since at the kiosk free of charge. This is your green sticker money at work for you. You have already paid for them.
In the past RTF staff under contract with the county have been at the kiosk to hand these out. This year the county hired staff to be at the kiosk. Staff is there Friday thru Monday from 12-6. If you miss staff or need a kit you can always contact Vickie Sanders and come by the office. The County office is located in Placerville by the fairgrounds.
There is a group addressing the recent spills in the bowl. Thank you once again to a community that takes care of the resources and each other. Without your help the county could not do the work needed for the Rubicon.
In addition, RTF has 2 mid-trail staff on trail, Glenn near Buck Island and Mike near Spider. Both of these awesome gentlemen gladly will hand out spill kits provided by the County.
Play is the highest form of research.-Albert Einstein
This past weekend a few of our board members went to the Rubicon Trail and provided some education about the trail, gave out WAG Bags & Spill Kits, and had fun meeting and greeting users of the Rubicon Trail.
One of the main goals of the foundation is to provide education and help answer any questions about the trail. We all met so many new wheelers who had never been before, to also seeing old faces who had to be on the trail even though Cantina for the Con was not happening.
We taught a whole group of brand new trail users all about WAG Bags, locations on the trail and then also some on how to use a Spill Kit.
It was great to see families having family time and unplugging from devices that are all too time consuming-
Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun Labor Day!
If you are interested in volunteering and making a difference on the Rubicon Trail please contact us at 888-678-2426 or email us at [email protected].
All kit contents were bought by the Rubicon Trail Foundation and our generous donors.
Mission: To enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon trail, while ensuring responsible, motorized, year-round trail access.
Vision: To be the trusted stewards of the Rubicon Trail, ensuring sustainability for the experience of the users.