Japanese Gulch Charity Auction February 7

Jan 29, 2015 at 11:13
by Japanese Gulch Group  
Come to the Japanese Gulch Charity Auction on Feb 7th at 5 30pm in Mukilteo WA
Mukilteo Washington's Japanese Gulch Needs Your Help!

Donate to Japanese Gulch Group
Reserve a spot for the Charity Fundraiser February 7th at Rosehill Community Center, in Mukilteo, at 5:30pm.

We need your help raising donations for Japanese Gulch Group's 2015 Charity Auction, "To Grow The Gulch: A New Beginning". All proceeds go towards buying tools and equipment needed to maintain the trails, build bridges, post signage, and continue to preserve Japanese Gulch for everyone to enjoy. Our goal for our GoFundMe campaign is only $5,000. This will allow us to purchase the necessary tools, lumber and equipment to continue to keep Japanese Gulch an awesome place to ride trails in 2015 and beyond! We need your help! Donate today! Donate Here!

Come to the Japanese Gulch Charity Auction on Feb 7th at 5 30pm in Mukilteo WA

We're ready to show you a great time! Enjoy dinner, drinks from Diamond Knot Brewery, live entertainment, and bid on some awesome auction items from tons of local Washington companies like Transition, Lib Tech, FSA, and Gravity Components!

Come to the Japanese Gulch Charity Auction on Feb 7th at 5 30pm in Mukilteo WA

Details On The Auction:
The Japanese Gulch Group is having their annual charity fundraiser "To Grow The Gulch: A New Beginning" on February 7th, at 5:30pm, at Mukilteo's Rosehill Community Center. An artisan buffet of local foods will be featured along with local beer from Mukilteo's Diamond Knot Brewery, and a a special "Desert Dash" to fuel the fun. Come bid on great auction items such as A Transition Klunker, Snowboards from Lib Tech, MTB Components from FSA and Gravity Components, various Bed and Breakfasts, Whidbey Island Beach House Vacations, a day of sailing in the Sound, ranch vacations, lunch with the mayor of Mukilteo, vintage airplane rides, orthodontics coupons, landscaping tree's, doggy gift baskets, Seahawks gear, etc.

Details On The Gulch:
Japanese Gulch has been a Mountain Biking staple of the Everett and Mukilteo riding scene for almost 20 years.

Come to the Japanese Gulch Charity Auction on Feb 7th at 5 30pm in Mukilteo WA

Over the past nine years, residents have banded together their efforts to preserve these 96 acres from industrial development. In 2014 we succeeded in saving this amazing green space. A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has donated their time, money, or awareness to this wonderful cause.

www.japanesegulchgroup.org

In 2014, Mukilteo, Washington's, Japanese Gulch Group has worked with the City of Mukilteo, The City of Everett, Washington State, and Puget Sound area residents to permanently preserve Mukilteo's 95 acres of wooded forest called "Japanese Gulch". In the Gulch you will find a dog park, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, views of the Puget Sound, a Salmon ladder, and numerous mountain biking trails from XC to All Mountain disciplines. The 95 acres that are the Japanese Gulch is a great place for people from all over the greater Seattle area to come and enjoy in many different ways.

Come to the Japanese Gulch Charity Auction on Feb 7th at 5 30pm in Mukilteo WA

The Japanese Gulch Group is having their annual charity fundraiser "To Grow The Gulch: A New Beginning" on Feb 7th at 5:30pm at Mukilteo's Rosehill Community Center of Mukilteo,

Details on The Japanese Gulch Group:
The Mission of the JGG is preservation, restoration and sustainable recreation in and around the Japanese Gulch. The Gulch has been preserved, so we are moving into the next phases of our mission. This year will be an interesting one for the Gulch, with the development of the master plan under way.

Our vision of the Japanese Gulch is a volunteer maintained space where hikers, bikers, dog walkers, and nature lovers alike all get out and enjoy the outdoors. We are so lucky in the wonderful city of Mukilteo to have this land right in our backyard. It is truly an amazing and precious resource for this community and it's citizens. We see the opportunity for people to come together making the park a beautiful place for generations to come. We cannot accomplish these goals alone: we need the help of the community. We are holding an auction and dinner party to celebrate the accomplishments of our organization and to reach out for your support. There has been an incredible amount of generosity from the local businesses and we have an amazing assortment of auction items that will wow our guests. Please come out and celebrate with us. Help us make the Japanese Gulch the place we all want and know it to be.

Goals for 2015:
Restore the Gulch: continue to remove invasive species and replace with native plants.
Sustainable recreation: continue to maintain the trails for community use. We will continue to follow the guidance of National Forest Service and (IMBA) International Mountain Bike Association for good trail practices. We will continue to hold monthly work parties where we lead and educate volunteers in trail maintenance and repair.

What are we doing to work towards these goals?
We will continue to work with the city on the master plan and support activities, while the plan is being developed.
We have provided funds to the city to support restoring the Gulch and will continue to do so as we are able.
We have promised the city funding to support moving the gate at the community garden in order to open up additional parking away from the busy street.
We will continue to maintain the trails in the Gulch so that they are safe and can continue to be enjoyed.
We will hold volunteer events so that the public may come out and contribute to the restoration and preservation of this wonderful resource.
We will continue to remove invasive species like Holly, English Ivy, Blackberry, and Laurel. We will begin replanting native species like Salmonberry, Salal, Blue and Red Huckleberry, and various species of Ferns.

How To Get Involved With The Trails:
Japanese Gulch Group Trailblazers


10 Comments

  • 2 0
 I haven't had a chance to check out the trails up there yet but have heard great things. Being a builder myself I know how much work and dedication goes into construction and maintenance, and that every bit of donated time and money goes a long way. Thank you for the work, and hopefully myself and some fellow Renton riders can make it up to Mukilteo adds show some support. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 I ride there most days during my lunch break. Really glad to see all of the maintenance - the trails are in great shape lately! Thank you for all of the effort, I've noticed more people using the trails, presumably because they're in great shape.
  • 1 0
 This is my local trail. Moving from flat IL this is where I have cut my PNW riding teeth. It has such a great mix of trails. However, they have been in deteriorating state, not many seemed to get involved due to it not being owned by a public domain. As of lately that has turned around! Have been witnessing some great maintenance activity which has urged me to help even more. Lastly, with a great selection of breweries in the neighborhood this is worth the visit to shred the Gulch!
  • 1 0
 Nice work! The Japanese Gulch trail system is a diamond in the rough. With the love these guys are investing, it will be a great place for a little shred.
  • 1 0
 One of my favorite things about riding here is being directly under the final flare for the Boeing airfield...747s full dirty a few hundred feet over your head is awesome!
  • 1 0
 Love riding in the Gulch! Wish i could attend the event, but i will be donating online! Make sure you contact your buddies and make sure they get involved!
  • 2 0
 Yes!!!! Now get going on Wellington hills golf course conversion
  • 1 0
 Great to see these trails are finally getting some love! Learned how to mountain bike here about 12 years ago
  • 1 0
 Do you need tickets or just show up?
  • 1 0
 You can just show up!

February 7th @ 5:30pm

304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA 98275

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