Planning for the Future While Celebrating 2019

2020 Dishman Hills Annual Meeting

The 2020 DHC Annual Meeting helped determine DHC priorities for the new year while celebrating the successful acquisition of conservation land in 2019. Notable accomplishments in 2019 included: finalizing the purchase of two properties near Iller Creek, the Big Rock Addition and the Wilson Conservation Area; getting funding approved for the proposed Phillips Creek Trailhead at the Flying L Ranch; eagle scout projects by Caleb Hicks (trail and stairway replacement) and Forrest Coon (new kiosk constructed at Stevens Creek Trailhead); graffiti removal at Nimbus Knob; and receiving a second grant of $10,000 from the Morning Star Foundation for nature education programs.

In 2020, the DHC plans to expand programs, seek grants for conservation and education, and close the gaps in the conservation corridor. The DHC is preparing for restoration work and trail/trailhead planning in the Wilson Conservation Area. In addition, two new members were elected to join the Board of Directors in 2020. Tom Delanoy has a background in entrepreneurship and outdoor recreation, and Allen “A.T.” Miller is an environmental and land use attorney. Both are great additions to our team.

The DHC Stewardship Committee is seeking volunteers for service projects and for the new Volunteer (Trail) Steward program. To get involved with stewardship, email Guy Gifford, DHC Stewardship Chair, at

The DHC Education Committee is looking for volunteers to lead hikes and nature walks in the Dishman Hills and to make nature presentations. To get involved with education, email Rick Severn, DHC Education Chair, at