Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
Snohomish County Parks contracted Snohomish County Public Works to survey, design and construct 650 feet of the Whitehorse Trail where ballast had been illegally removed. Trail right-of-way, centerline and critical areas were surveyed and delineated, and permits were obtained. A Cultural Resources screening was performed in February 2016. The trail base was restored with large aggregate base, surfaced with 5/8 inch crushed surface top course and compacted to 95%. Mitigation for critical area buffer disturbance was performed on -site at the Trafton Trailhead where wetland habitat was restored at approved ratios.