Join us in supporting the Mt Olympus Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (Mt Olympus Chapter BCHW) by making purchases or donating directly during our “Community First Saturday” event on Saturday July 7th, 2018. Mt Olympus Chapter BCHW representatives will be present at both stores and educating people on their outstanding non-profit organization. 5% of all retail sales collected that Saturday and 100% of donations taken in the store, now through then, will be split with this incredible organization AND the Peninsula Trails Coalition!
Funds raised at the stores will be used to upgrade the infrastructure of the Littleton/Mt. Muller Trail and Littleton Horse Camp. With the current condition of access roads to the Elwha in hiatus and the increased use of Olympic Discovery Trail, which adjoins the Littleton/Mt Muller Trail, more hikers, bicycle riders and stock riders are in need of additional camping opportunities. Littleton Horse Camp has suffered some infrastructure losses due to theft. The improvements currently underway and planned for the future, include picnic tables, fire rings and continued campground and trail maintenance, which will benefit all users.
Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels chose Mt Olympus Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington as a Community First Saturday recipient because we know that the education, such as Leave No Trace ethics, wilderness first aid for horses and humans, trail improvement and maintenance are essential to our unique environment our local economy and community. Those who choose to volunteer their time, resources, and in this case, actual blood, sweat and tears, deserve the support of companies like ours and customers like you!
The mission of Mt Olympus Chapter BCHW
- To perpetuate the common-sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s backcountry and wilderness.
- To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
- To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
- To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the backcountry resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
- To foster and encourage the formation of new chapters in the state organization.
While Mt Olympus is the newest chapter of BCHW, their members are not new to Back Country Horsemen of Washington and America or to riding and packing horses/mules on trails. Mt Olympus Chapter BCHW is a group of experienced riders and trail warriors who are dedicated to the BCHW mission statement of keeping public lands open for historic stock use and ultimately for the enjoyment of all trail users.
Mt Olympus Chapter BCHW benefit their membership, the horse and trail user community by sponsoring a variety of educational programs for both young and old during membership meetings and at the Mt Olympus member’s ranches and farms. Mt Olympus Chapter members schedule events for Leave No Trace principles, Trail Encounters and Horsemanship, Share the Trail events for bicyclists and equestrians, Trail Tool Maintenance and Safety, Chainsaw Certification and Wilderness First Aid for the horse and human.
Mark it down on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone and trot on down to Angeles Millwork or Hartnagel Building Supply, Saturday July 7th, and shop with a purpose. Community non-profits help to keep our communities whole, profitable and productive. But it can’t be done without everyone’s help. Your participation matters!