Boardwalks — not just to keep your feet dry

The Black Mt. board­walks we helped build last year do more than just keep your feet dry or reduce the odds of you being pho­tographed, half buried in a mud hole. Their main pur­pose, of course, is to pro­tect the bog from being tram­pled into sub­mis­sion by every­one look­ing for the driest route through the area. Yes­ter­day, BC Parks found drag­on­fly larvae crawl­ing around the peat right next to the board­walks. With­out those bridges, the drag­on­flies could have been stomped by way­ward feet.

With that little segue, we’re announc­ing that another trail day is planned for Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 15 to build more board­walks on Black Moun­tain. This is a con­tin­u­a­tion of last year’s efforts. We’ll be work­ing with BC Parks and the Friends of Cypress Park, and we hope to see a dozen Knee Knacker folks vol­un­teer for this great project. More details will be posted in early September.