Next Board Meeting: Sunday, March 5th @ 10:00am -- everyone is welcome!
Our seasonal logging will begin on or around February 15th. Our park will remain closed during this process from February 15th through/around March 2nd, unless otherwise updated.
We want to inform everyone that the majority of the logging we have scheduled is happening within in circles 34 to 40, with the exception of a few selected trees throughout the rest of the park.
As we have expressed there are LOTS of trees within those circles that will be coming down are large dangerous Maples and most of the dead (end of life) Alders which are the majority of the trees in that area, but not all. All members have been sent postcard notification of logging and the majority of those affected in this particular area have also been contacted by phone. We will also be addressing root rot concerns in our plan for future logging.
A few members have expressed concerns (and we understand) about the large number of trees coming down, but as we have mentioned, most are coming down soon either on their own terms or by the professional logger. Some of the trees are being supported by other trees, which again will come down on their own terms if we don't get it done.
When these trees come down, the conifers and cedars that are in that area will have a better chance to grow to potential and we can discuss replanting with additional cedars as well, where needed.
These actions are based on recommendations from the DNR after they performed site visits to our park. They discussed with us concerns on how to keep our forest safe and healthy.
We have been assured by our logger, that they will do their best (as with all previous logging companies) to not do any excess damage to personal property, and not take down unnecessary trees.
We as a board, have discussed the concerns and want to assure everyone we are looking out for the safety of members of our Park, as a whole as well as the safety and preservation of our forest.
We also want to remind everyone that the official SRW Facebook group administrators are Board members and not our managers. We are all volunteers and will do our best to answer questions and approve posts that pertain to the entire park as soon as we possibly can. Any direct questions can be addressed through emailing our managers or the Board at any time. Our approved board minutes are posted on the website, and may answer any questions you may have.
Thank you and we looking forward to a great, camping season!
Have you joined the Skagit River Woods private group page yet?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/84425195527/ -- note: this Facebook page is for current Members only.
We would like to bring attention to a concern with many of the trees within our park. When working with loggers this past month, we have noticed a large number of trees have been killed or are dying because of wires or ropes tied around them, essentially “choking” them. Most of these wires/ropes are there to hold up tarps at campsites.
We realize that many members may not know this is a problem, but we would like to address it as soon as possible. The logging of these dying trees will continue to be an ongoing (large) expense for our park for many years to come, if it is not addressed very soon.
Simple solution: Take down all wires and ropes and replace with screw in eye hooks as soon as possible! If the bark has not been severed around the tree, it may be saved! Save our funds for other improvements! Let us know if you have questions!
We have had members suggest proposing an update to our bylaws to make the cutting of these trees the individual member’s responsibility/expense if trees continue to be choked off by cable or ropes.
FAMILY CAMPING LIKE IT USED TO BE.....
Skagit River Woods is a family oriented, members only primitive camping club in the Cascade foothills of Washington State. We have camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, a clubhouse, laundry facilities and much more.
Skagit River Woods is a place where three generations in a family have spent their summers. At "The Woods" your camping neighbors become your summertime family.
On this web site you will find information to make you a more informed camper. Skagit River Woods, like any establishment must be governed by regulations. This site is your handy tool for finding these rules and regulations, as well as the minutes of the Board of Directors meetings and the minutes of the two yearly general membership meeting.
You can also quickly access the SPRING or FALL newsletters and any Important Notices.
This camping club is not open to the public, nor allow the renting of sites.