HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Over the past three years, Dakine has contributed nearly $20,000 in labor and contributions to maintain trails located on the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.
In recognition of Dakine’s service to the recreating community, district ranger Mike Hernandez, presented Chico Bukovansky, national sales manager for Dakine, with a symbol of appreciation and thanks recently.
Over a three-year period, Dakine has contributed 840 hours of paid employee labor to accomplish heavy maintenance of the Knebal Springs Trail, Lookout Mt. Trail, and the Knebal Springs connector trail.
“Our partnership with Dakine is an excellent example of government and private enterprise working together as good stewards of the land and for the public common good,” said district ranger Mike Hernandez. For this year’s celebration of National Trails Day, Dakine also donated $3,000 for awards and incentives to be presented to other trail maintenance volunteers not affiliated with the company.
“Dakine is a local business leader in our community whose employees maintain trails used by diverse user groups such as mountain bikers, hikers, and horse people. It has been an outstanding experience working with them," said Jim Thornton, trails coordinator for the Barlow Ranger District.