NEW CXT Toilets to be installed by the Forest Service at Whychus Overlook Loop
During the next two weeks ( July 22-28 ) there will be construction under way related to the installation of new permanent CXT toilets to be located adjacent to the Wychus Overlook parking area. The porta-potty will remain in place until the new installation is complete. The New toilets are projected to be operational by July 28th. STA has been a part of this improvement project with the Forest Service USFS and RPT grants. STA provided three years of donation of the porta-potty services. This has been greatly appreciated by the public.
On Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday July 25th, the Overlook parking lot and loop trail will be closed to the public. Thank you for your patience, it is going to be a nice improvement to the area.
Allingham Trail Skills College
The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, Oregon State Parks, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in working to provide quality recreation experiences for forest visitors. Register hereVolunteer Opportunities coming up!
The Sisters Stampede returns for its 10th year on Sunday, May 26! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to support the event beginning on Saturday with registration and packet pick-up, day of event course support and post-event trail evaluation and repair. There is an STA aid station providing support at the midpoint of the course. We'd like to the event organizers to know how may STA folks volunteered. In the comments section, please feel free to identify yourself as representing STA. To volunteer, https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2520579/false#/invitation
The Sisters Rodeo Parade rolls along again on Saturday, June 8! The Sisters Rodeo Parade is always a festive event for STA to show its community spirit. We have equestrians, trail dogs, trail goats, cyclists, trail adopters and more in our line-up for the parade. Participants will get a free T-shirt donated by Your Store. If you are interested, please email here for more information. The parade begins at 9:30, the participants begin gathering at 8:30.
The Crest the Cascades reaches the summit of the Old Mckenzie Pass on Saturday, June 15! The Crest the Cascades road bicycle ride is sponsored by SPRD and supported by STA. It is the last weekend of car free riding on the Old Mckenzie Pass. Volunteers are needed for registration and packet pick-up, course support at aid stations, sign set-up and clean-up, and lunch set-up and clean-up. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt! To volunteer for Crest the Cascades, please email here.
Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Update
Please click below for the Final Decision Notice for the Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project.