Wild and Free Bulletin


July 4, 2005


In this Issue . . .

CSWF seeking volunteer for fun and rewarding position as Bulletin Editor

After bringing you the Bulletin and other important CSWF announcements for two years, our bulletin editor is stepping down, creating the opportunity for a new volunteer to help on the front lines of the Coalition's public outreach program.

As the new bulletin editor you will

It takes just an hour or two a month to fulfill this vital communication function.

You may already have the computer skills for this job, or we will train you to use the required software.  The current bulletin editor will remain available for support and questions.

Want to learn more?  Please call Mike Bruns (503) 249-2169 or e-mail info@cooperspur.org   

Help restore the historic Polallie Ridge Trail, Saturday July 23

Polallie Ridge Trail, Mt. Hood, OR

The Polallie Ridge Trail, after having been abandoned for the past 25 years, was reopened last summer by the Coopers Spur Wild and Free Coalition. This little known, but historic trail runs on the ridge of an ancient moraine pushed up in the last ice age. The trail provides excellent views of the Elliot Glacier, the north face of Mt. Hood and the Pollalie Canyon, with its steep walls plunging 1,000 feet to the river below.

Come make this trail a reality by helping us put up blue diamonds and removing blown down trees.

When: Saturday, July 23

Where: Meet at Gateway Transit Center at 8:30 a.m..

What to bring: jeans, boots, gloves, lunch, water, and your favorite bow saw or pruning shears.

Information: contact the leader Lou Klump: 503 649-9612 (evening) 503 366-6420 (day).

CSWF annual gathering at Cooper Spur on Sunday, July 24

Protect Mt Hood and join your friends for a potluck party!

Who: You and others who love Mt. Hood

What: Benefit potluck and community gathering

When: Morning outings if interested, then evening gathering

Where: Kading residence, 10734 Cooper Spur Road.  For driving directions write Barbara Wilson, bnwilson@comcast.net, or Kate McCarthy (541) 352-6228.

Join the Cooper Spur Wild & Free Coalition (CSWF) for their third annual potluck at private residence near Cooper Spur. The gathering is a benefit for the Coalition's continuing efforts to protect Mt. Hood and the Upper Hood River Valley from unwelcome intrusion from Mount Hood Meadows Corporation LLC.

There has been lots of activity since many of us gathered last October to enjoy the mountain in good company. We will bring you up to date! Come and get the inside scoop that you won't get anywhere else!


Morning Hikes

Polallie Ridge More info write jrails@yahoo.com

Morning Paddles

White Salmon River Russ Pascoe (360) 993-5259

Afternoon Gathering

3:00 - 6:00 PM Live Music by Peabody's Daughter, playing jazz, folk and unique originals

5:00 PM Lets Eat!

6:00 6:15 PM Short presentation and discussion of the latest CSWF efforts to protect the mountain

8:00 PM Formal end to the festivities

What to bring

Suggested Donation: $25 per person but no one turned away for lack of funds, all are welcome. Give what you can, but come. Your presence is the most important thing! Donations are tax deductible.

Interested in volunteering at this event?

We need about 5 volunteers who will get free admission and take on such tasks as directing parking, greeting guests, and cleanup. Please call any of the contacts below if you are interested.

More Information

Hood River Valley: Kate (541) 352-6228

Portland Area: Barbara (503) 644-0762

Vancouver Area: Russ (360) 993-5259

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