A Job Well Done!

UVvHSTrailsCorpsLook at those satisfied smiles!  The High School Trail Corps removed 22,100 pounds of ties from the MRG today. Thanks to all for your enthusiasm and your muscle power  . . .   and on such a hot day!

We’re Almost There!


More than 90% of our fundraising goal reached!

Way to Go H.S. Trails Corps!


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!

highschooltrailcorpsThanks 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!

We’ve Reached 90% of our Goal !

694ce754Thanks 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.

June 13th Work Day

IMG-20150613-00141A 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!

Next MRG Work Day – June 13, 2015

Photo by Travis Paige

Photo by Travis Paige

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!