The West River Trail Run

The West River Trail Run

Mother-daughter runners on the lower section last summer. (Photo by Dede Cummings)

Mother-daughter runners on the lower section last summer. (Photo by Dede Cummings)

The West River Trail Run will be June 1st, 2013.

The Collaborative will be hosting a discussion/information meeting at the South Londonderry Depot, Wednesday, March 6th at 6-7pm.

We will be discussing the route and details of the run. If you cannot make the meeting, we will send out minutes afterwards. We hope to keep you informed and involved whether participating in the run, volunteering at a water spot or donating. If there is a specific component you would like to be involved with, please email me personally.

Chrissy Blaylock
cjcollab@gmail.com

AN INVITATION TO AN OPEN HOUSE

AN INVITATION TO AN OPEN HOUSE

AN INVITATION TO AN OPEN HOUSE
Doings at the Depot!
The public is invited to attend an Open House and social hour, with refreshments provided, hosted by the Friends of the West River Trail (FWRT), to be held on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, in the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100.

At the Open House, visitors will be updated on the current projects involving both the West River Trail (South Londonderry to Brattleboro when completed) and the Depot itself. Recent significant advances in trail development in the Brattleboro area by the Southern Section of the Friends will be recognized.

During the social hour, the latest prize of memorabilia at the Depot will be formally introduced: a locomotive bell generously donated by William and Agnes Peele. It is believed that the bell came from one of the last regularly operated steam locomotives on the Santa Fe Railroad.

Tim Lawrence will also be on hand to present a narrated video depicting his recent experience hiking on a rail trail, one of a series he is producing, and will also, as a rail historian, update us on the status of his “Forgotten Railroads” project. Timothy W. Lawrence is Founder and Videographer, I.M.R. Films, created in 2003. Since that time, he has worked on numerous projects from online advertising for Coca-Cola and Comcast to corporate videos for companies such as Skyhorse Publishing, Living WRAP and more. He resides locally, in Windham, VT.

The Open House will be preceded at 5:30 PM by a short business meeting of the FWRT Board, which visitors are welcome to attend if they choose.

Please plan to join your friends and the Friends of the West River Trail for an enjoyable and informative evening.

Beware Skunks on the Trail

Beware Skunks on the Trail

We received this alert from a trail user on the Brattleboro (Marina) end of the West River Trail:
“Thought you might like to know there is a family of skunks around the kiosk and parking area leading to the West River Trail. We were attacked by an ailing skunk (probably rabid), which sprayed one of our cars and trunk. Very hard to get invited anywhere these days.! These skunks might be rabid, as they move very slowly, and appear to be unhealthy. We called state authorities, and they promised to look into it. Be careful!”