The Coastal Off-Road Riders Association (CORRA) is pleased to announce that we have held our first meeting with the US Forest Service on April 12, 2011 regarding the management of the Wambaw Cycle Trail. The purpose of our meeting was to begin the process of developing a working relationship between CORRA and the Forest Service to help manage, protect and preserve the Wambaw Cycle Trails. In attendance for the Forest Service was: Mr. Joe Robles, the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Program Manager for the Sumter and Francis Marion National Forests, Ms. Janna DuPree, Recreation Program Manager for the Francis Marion Forest and Mr. Randy Kornegay, Recreation Technician at the Francis Marion Forest. In attendance for CORRA was: Nick Wagner, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Todd Fetterhoff, US Forest Service Relations Committee Chair and Tracy Fetterhoff, CORRA Member. We feel that it was a very positive and rewarding meeting and a lot of the goals and desires of CORRA have already been addressed in the Forest Service’s new master management plan which is still in the comment stage. While the Forest Service is aware of the amount of work needed at Wambaw, they also agree that the trail condition is not up to their current standards. They are eager to work with us and are open to our reviews and guidance to create a positive change. We believe that through our volunteer efforts, we will be able to make a significant contribution toward improving the current conditions as well as assisting the Forest Service in maintaining the trails in the years to come. We feel that this partnership will be beneficial for CORRA members and all users of the trails. We welcome your comments and suggestions as they pertain to the Wambaw Cycle Trail and how CORRA can help the Forest Service improve the trail system. As a result of our meeting and as an indication of the Forest Service's interest in improving the trails, trail grooming has begun this week. Also, mileage-marker signs will be installed this weekend. (A new map will be created to assist first-responders in their efforts to reach injured riders.) Coming up, we will continue discussions with the Forest Service on obtaining grant funding, installing an improved kids' riding area, adding trails, keeping regular maintenance accomplished and providing user input to them so that they can understand WHAT WE WANT. Please support CORRA and our efforts to make Wambaw a better place to ride!