Champagne Hikers on the Trail

The Champagne Hikers of Western MA/Southern VT were out on the trail in force on April 11! They hiked 7 1/2 miles from Black Mountain to the Marina, stopping for a break at the picnic table on the Riverstone Preserve. Malcolm Moore of the FWRT lower section steering committee was on the hike and overheard another hiker say “this trail is a treasure!” She’s right! Time to get back on the trail if you took a break over the winter. Come out and look for signs of spring.

Photos by Malcolm Moore.

The West River Trail Run June 7, 2014

The West River Trail Run June 7, 2014

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The West River Trail Run
June 7, 2014
A spectacular run along the West River from South Londonderry to Jamaica in beautiful Southern Vermont. Open to single runners & relay teams of 3. Hikers and walkers are welcome and will start about an hour before the runners.
For more information, please call 802-824-4200 or check the The West River Trail Run website. Or follow on Facebook. 

West River Trail Work Day Scheduled Sunday July 14

West River Trail Work Day Scheduled Sunday July 14

west river trail jason cooperSunshine and long summer days – perfect for heading out into nature. Wild mountain laurel and rambling roses in full bloom, sounds of the West River, sparkling sunshine – all can be found on the beautiful West River Trail.

Are you a fan of West River Trail? Would you like to join the next workday party? Here are the details:

Sunday, July 14, 10 AM. Meet at the trailhead at the Marina end. Bring work gloves, wear boots. Removing remaining visible debris from the “dump area” on the east side of the trail, on the property we are acquiring. Some drainage work is also needed in a few wet spots.

Thanks for helping us spread the word.

If you can’t make it to the workday, and would like to make a contribution, go to the CONTRIBUTE page and click on MAKE A DONATION. Many thanks!

News & Events

News & Events

Our “Lower Section” newsletter is coming soon from Board member & editor, Kathleen White.

Kathleen White, Board member & Newsletter editor, working hard on the Lower Section of the West River Trail!

Here is a great photo of Kathleen during the Lower Section “Clean-Up Work Party,” where she obviously was getting deep into the mud, so to speak! Cheers to Kathleen, and check back here to read the newsletter on-line.

Alex Wilson’s fundraising letter was put in the snail mail last week . . . if you’d like to receive a copy via email, contact us! We have a challenge grant from the Thomas Thompson Trust, and we really appreciate the donations coming in to our Lower Section initiative, via our new Donations page!

We received a great tip today, from someone out on the trail, that a tree was down just north of the I-91 Interstate bridge. That has been cleared and thanks to the person who let us know about it! (This note is from board member, Jason Cooper, via our Facebook page)

Thanks to Alex for his great work on the fundraising letter—Thanks to all!

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