Several Emergency Reporting (ER) employees recently had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer "dig day," teaming up with the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) to help complete a bridge on Cougar Ridge trail at Galbraith Mountain. Galbraith is a world-class mountain destination located within riding distance of downtown Bellingham, Wash. All of the trails are built and maintained by the WMBC.
ER gives every employee a paid day off to give back to the community, and also provides special accommodations for employees who choose to volunteer with their local fire service.
"There are a lot of us at Emergency Reporting who ride bikes and enjoy the trails on Galbraith Mountain," says ER employee Leigh Woody. "We wanted to work with WMBC because they coordinate a lot of the efforts to promote and maintain access to mountain bike trails in our area. WMBC sent out a call for help and we as a team really wanted to give back to the community and make a difference."
They were on a tight deadline to get this work done within a couple of weeks, otherwise the trail would not open until next spring.
Because of all the volunteers' hard work, the WMBC is on schedule to open the trail soon. Team ER is proud to have been a part of this project and to help complete the bridge!
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