Thanks to the sweat and muscle of more than two dozen volunteers, the Soapstone Valley trail is safer and more stable, and the stream itself is in better shape.
Last Saturday, the 26 volunteers, led by Alex Sanders of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, rebuilt the stream crossing by Broad Branch Road, removed a log that was blocking the stream and eroding the streambed, and reinforced the trail near Hillwood’s boundary fence.
Sanders provided these photos, and you can find more on PATC’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/DCPATC.
This was PATC’s second visit in less than a month. The April volunteers worked on the trail’s staircases and two stream crossings.
A big thank you to Alex Sanders for organizing the May work day! Want to hear about the next one? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and watch this space.