Please join us this Saturday, July 23, 9 AM for a trail workday!
We will be installing 2 culverts and cleaning some drainage ditches to improve drainage in heavy rains and do more work on removal and control of invasive plants.
The trail is in very good condition this year. Our work will help keep the trail dry and easy to use. Come help out for a couple of hours this Saturday morning! We will have fun and hope to have some refreshments.
Important: This trip will be meeting at 9:00am. We will be meeting at the Fox Farm Rd access.
Directions: Fox Farm Rd is near the intersection of Black Mountain Rd and Rice Farm Rd. Fox Farm Rd is a right off of Black Mtn Rd from the Rice Farm Rd direction. It is a left turn off Black Mtn Rd from the World Learning direction. Once on Fox Farm Rd, the trail head is a short distance down the road on the right. Look for a group of volunteers congregating.
Bring: footwear for working in wet ground, gloves, a water bottle & bug spray. We have plenty of tools. If you prefer to bring your own, we suggest: iron rake, hoe, or shovel. Please label your tools clearly.
We look forward to working with you to improve the trail! Thanks!
For more information, contact: Jason Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two West River Trail Work Days scheduled:
Thursday, June 9, 4 PM
Remove/control Japanese Knotweed on the cobblestone shoreline of the Riverstone Preserve. Meet at the Marina Trailhead. Bring water, work gloves, snack, bug dope, wear work boots. We have tools, but bring your own if you prefer–shovel and loppers. Help keep the Riverstone Preserve beautiful and able to support its native plants! Contact email@example.com for more information on the June 9 workday.
Saturday, July 23, 9 AM
Meet at the Fox Farm Rd access. We will replace a culvert, work on drainage issues and do more work on removal and control of invasive plants. More information to come. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the July 23 workday.
Many hands make light work! Please join us!
Thank you for considering coming out to help maintain the beautiful West River Trail!
Alex Wilson checking that the trail sign is level with tools on hand.
Peter Yost and Malcolm Moore admiring the new trailhead sign.
The West River Trail Workday on May 21st was very successful in clearing and improving drainage in several areas between miles 1.5 ( at the Marina parking lot) and mile 3.5 as well as installing new signs at the Riverstone Preserve and the Fox Farm Trailhead. The day was enjoyed by both trail workers and walkers, many of whom stopped by to express appreciation for the Trail. Photos and report by Jason Cooper. Contact Jason at email@example.com with any questions.
Please come help improve the Lower Section of the West River Trail on Saturday, May 21st, 10 am – 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Meet up at the Marina Trail Head in Brattleboro, VT at 9:45 am. We’ll be doing some drainage and culvert clearing, removal of fallen trees, removal of invasive black swallow wort on the Riverstone Preserve and having fun!
Please bring work boots and gloves, bug spray and water. We’ll provide shovels, rakes and hoes, but feel free to bring your own tools.
For more info, contact Jason Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many hands make light work. Hope you can join us!
Posted on behalf of Jason Cooper, Workday Coordinator.
A big thanks to workday volunteers Elijah Cooper, Jennifer and Jahvon Parker, Dave Cohen and Rachel Zamore and their son, Eli and a friend. We got lots done! Volunteers moved rocks, cleared drainage, cut trees and branches, removed trash and pulled knotweed from a several-hundred square-foot patch of knotweed along the river bank, that had re-sprouted from where the VYCC had cleared last fall. Thanks to all for a very productive day!
Hope you’ll join us next time…stay tuned for info about the next workday.
Photos by Rachel Zamore and Jason Cooper
The Fall 2014 Friends of the West River Trail newsletter is out! Click the link for the full newsletter. Fall 2014 FoWRT newsletter. Current and past newsletters are available on the WRT Newsletter Page.
And a special reminder from the Friends of the West River Trail about the upcoming work day! You know that song, “I’ve been working on the railroad?” Well, you can sing it — or not! — on the West River [Rail] Trail during our upcoming work day: West River Trail Work Day! Saturday, Nov 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No need to work “all the live-long day!” It’s just three hours, or as long as you want to stay. Meet at the Marina Trailhead. Bring Boots, Gloves and Water. We have plenty of tools, but if you prefer, bring your own shovel, iron rake, hand saw, clippers or leaf rake. It should be light work– mostly drainage clean out and pruning as needed. Hopefully it will be a great fall day on the trail! Bring a Friend! Questions? Email email@example.com. Hope to see you on the Trail!
Save the date and come on out to our West River Trail Work Day!
Saturday, Nov 1, 10 AM to 1 PM.
Meet at the Marina Trailhead & bring boots, gloves and water
We have plenty of tools, but if you prefer, bring your own shovel, iron rake, hand saw, clippers or leaf rake. It should be light work– mostly drainage clean out and pruning as needed. Hopefully it will be a great fall day on the trail!
Bring a friend and join the work party! Questions? Please email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the trail!