East Montpelier Trails, Inc
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East Montpelier Trails, Inc is a non-profit volunteer organization. The present permanent trails are part of a proposed 17 mile trail loop.
Click here to see the newest EM Trails Map. It's a 2 sided legal size PDF.
In celebration of National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1st, EMTI is looking for volunteer help for both days of that weekend. We have a number of good projects that require assistance, as follows:
Saturday, June 1st
Mallory Brook Trail, Johnson Road: Plantings along sections of reconstructed trail. This trail has undergone an amazing transformation since rains in 2011 severely eroded several drainage crossings. *Greg Western of Cross Vermont Trail Association has spearheaded this effort. Come check out the work and help spruce up the trail even further. Tools- Hand Trowels, Shovels
Hanging of trail markers along the trail. Tools- Hammer, Small step stool/ladder.
*Greg Western will be coordinating other work days to complete repair work on the Mallory Brook Trail. He can be reached directly at 802-655-6501.
Sparrow Farm Trail, Sparrow Farm Rd: Clearing debris, dirt/moss buildup on bridges along trail, possible weedwhacking. Tools- Anything useful for cleaning wood bridge deck or between boards. Weedwhacker or hand tools for clearing brush.
Sunday, June 2nd
County Road-Town Forest Trail: Repair of bridge built last year on National Trails Day. Some vandalism occurred that impacted bridge. We will be pulling off 1 X 6 boards and replacing with 2 X 6's. Tools: Hammers, Hand Saws, Crowbars for Demo, Tape Measures
We would love to get a number of volunteers to help accomplish all of these projects. Come on out for an hour or two and help support our unique trail system. Please email or call me at 802-279-2198 for more details, timing. Typically we start around 9:00 AM and keep going till we are finished.
Thanks for your continued interest in East Montpelier Trails.
-Dave Webb EMTI
East Montpelier Trail Users and Supporters: Mallory Brook Trail Fundraising Challenge
Fund Raising Update
Trail builder extraordinaire Greg Western worked through the fall of 2012 to repair rock stair stream crossings damaged damaged during the flood of May 2011, and make them resilient for any future flooding, as well as to improve other troubling wet spots. He will begin the final phase of repairing the stream gullies in June of this year. Please stop by and check out his amazing stone and wood handwork while you enjoy a walk on this unique trail, or sign up for a volunteer work day.
And of course, your generous donation will be greatly appreciated. We still have $2000 left to raise! If you've ever been grateful to have these fine and varied trails right in our community, this is a great chance to join the effort.
In addition, volunteers are welcome to help on the trail. Send your email address to Dave at email@example.com and we will let you know when we have work dates. Greg Western is a trail genius and you will learn a lot.
Donate: any amount you can give is appreciated. We will acknowledge all donors unless you state that you wish to remain anonymous. Please send checks to East Montpelier Trails at:
EMTI c/o Richard Brock
234 Cutler Heights
Montpelier, VT 05602
Our sincere thanks to these generous folks: Anna Saxman and Rob Halpert, Kathy and Brian Hollen, Susan Atwood Stone and Chip Stone, Richard and Sarah Brock, Madeline Mongeon, Kathy Hickman, Edith and Martin Miller, Kari Little and Annie E Casey Foundation, Brian Tokar, Richard Raubertas, and “Charley” in honor of Mark Stephen’s birthday!
EMTI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Questions? Call or email us.
Richard Brock 223-7029 | firstname.lastname@example.org