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By Beka Compton
The Times 

The Blues Crew tackles Umatilla National Forest's trails

The Crew has their sights set on clean, enjoyable trails for all


August 6, 2020

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The Rooks Park work party helped rebuild and clean up trails at a popular park in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA-Clearing brush and fallen trees is a task that makes most people shake their heads. For Blues Crew volunteers, though, it's an excuse to head to the mountains and explore the Umatilla National Forest while making the trails enjoyable for all.

The Blues Crew came to be in 2018 after an outdoor recreation initiative went through at the Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT). Coordinator Greg Brown said he thought about getting a group together to clear already-established trails from winter overgrowth and do minor repairs like fixing small washouts throughout the trail system of the Umat...

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