MRG Fundraising Campaign
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The Upper Valley High School Trails Corps spent another day on the MRG yesterday, hefting 200-pound railroad ties and clearing the greenway beyond the I-89 bridge to within a quarter mile of the Timken bridge . . . 20,300 pounds of ties went to the landfill! The Valley News was there to report on their good work: http://www.vnews.com/home/17774624-95/for-hs-trail-corps-elbow-grease-goes-a-long-way
Thanks to the High School Trail Corps of the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, nearly 10 tons of material was removed from the MRG on Wednesday. That makes 350 feet of newly cleared trail. Way to go crew!
Thanks to the generosity of several businesses and a number of individuals in the past few weeks, we have reached 90% of the goal of $2,255,700! The hope is that we can reach 100% by the end of this year.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the Mascoma River Greenway!
If you have not yet contributed, you can make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check, made out to UVTA (with “Mascoma River Greenway” in the memo line) to:
Upper Valley Trails Alliance, PO Box 1215, Norwich, VT 05055
or make an online donation via our secure website, click here
We are awaiting railings to be installed on the Slayton Hill stone arch bridge and the bridge over I-89. Stay tuned for info on our next Work Day.
A great group of volunteers showed up for Saturday’s MRG Work Day. With no excavator available, 14 people managed to haul, by hand, 28,740 pounds of railroad ties, sending 8 dump truck loads to the Lebanon Landfill. The trail is now cleared of ties up to about 100 yards from the I-89 bridge. Thanks to all for a job well-done!
Saturday June 13 – 8:00 – 12:30 pm will be the next Work Day on the MRG. At the May 16 Work Day, 10 dump truck loads of railroad ties were removed from the trail, leaving the greenway free of ties from High Street to the back of Terrace View Condominiums. Could we clear the ties all the way up to the bridge over I-89?
We meet at the APD gravel parking lot across from APD’s main entrance. Heavy lifting, work gloves and sturdy boots/shoes required. Bring water bottle and snack. Presence of ticks is likely so deterrent is wise and dark colors are apparently less attractive to ticks. Bring a friend – Let’s get it done!