East Montpelier Trails, Inc
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Teaming Up to Make Local Trails Better
Cross Vermont Trail Association (CVTA) and Green Mountain United Way (GMUW) are teaming up to get more people out on local trails. CVTA has recently received a grant from GMUW to help pay for a series of trail maintenance skills workshops and volunteer work parties. Any one interested in having better trails for walking or biking near their home, work or school is invited to attend.
"We're excited to support the Cross Vermont Trail Association to build more easy to use paths," said Nancy Zorn, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way. "In Vermont, six out of ten people are considered overweight or obese with the solution often being as simple as having a safe, nearby pleasant area to take a daily walk."
Any one can do it. It feels good to be outside in a beautiful spot, working together with other people to make something better. In a few hours on a Saturday morning you can make a real difference you can see. A calendar of community work parties is posted on CVTA's web site www.crossvermont.org. Group leaders or school teachers can also contact CVTA directly to set up a date for their own project, phone 802-498-0079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Mountain United Way has worked for many years to support the efforts of community organizations to help families achieve financial stability, improve early education of local children, and increase access to healthy food and physical activity choices. More volunteer opportunities are listed at GMUW's website www.gmunitedway.org or by calling 802-229-9532.
Support Cross Vt Trail, when you shop in downtown Montpelier during October.
It's the "bag that bag" campaign sponsored by Montpelier Alive. Participating businesses will donate a nickel to CVTA for every disposable shopping bag customers don't use: Artisan's Hand, Athena's, Bear Pond Books, Capitol Stationers, The Drawing Board, Global Gifts, The Knitting Studio, Splash, Onion River Kids, Onion River Sports, The Shoe Horn
There is a different charity supported every month. Neat! More info at montpelieralive.org/bagthatbag. So bring on those nickels! (Note, we also accept dimes.)
East Montpelier Trail Users and Supporters: Mallory Brook Trail Fundraising Challenge
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
Kind donations from our community and from trail users in surrounding communities bring our total to $3205!! We are closing in on our goal of $4000. If you wish to help you can still contribute by making a donation or by helping out on the trail.
Our sincere thanks to these generous folks: Ann T. Stone, Stephanie Farrior and Jeff Schumann, Ken Herz and Catherine Rader, Naomi Almeleh, Sarah Hofmann, Stephen Gould, and Elaine Manghi.
Previous donors include: 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.