It takes a community of volunteers to keep the Foundation trails open and horse friendly. In late summer and early fall members of the Bushwhacker Club gather with their clippers, chain saws and bug spray to clear trails of fallen logs, trim back the summer’s growth and tidy jumps. Any able bodied member of the community may join by letting Landon Russell know that you will show up for the day’s work.
The Land Management Committee schedules the Bushwhacker days as needed. If cutting overgrowth is not your interest, you are welcome to help with the lunch or hand out the Bushwhacker Club caps provided to all volunteers.
Foundation neighbors with brush hogs volunteer to mow Foundation trails in the vicinity of their properties throughout the summer and early fall. The Executive Director and the Land Management Committee coordinate their efforts. If you have a brush hog and some hours to spare, they can assign you to a specific area.
Throughout the year, the Land Management Committee oversees the maintenance of the Foundation’s trails and physical structures. Projects such as bridge and jump repair, washout repair and signage installation and repair are ongoing. Land Management welcomes volunteers to assist with these yearly projects.
Blue Bird Boxes
Every winter, the 95 bluebird boxes in the Foundation must be cleaned and made ready for the nesting season. It is a great time to help maintain their housing and enjoy the brisk air and pine forest.
The Walthour-Moss Foundation hosts two events. The entire community is invited to the Horse Country Social, held in the early fall. It is a chance for neighbors to gather and have lunch and conversation after the summer’s diversions. The event is offered at cost and is a great friend-raiser for the Foundation. The Preserve Our Forest Golf Tournament, held in December is a fundraiser. Proceeds go to trail maintenance. Helping hands are vital to facilitate production of these important community events.
If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.