greatnorthwoods.org - COHOS TREKKER April 1999 Update
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We have word that we have received a federal Ice-T grant (administered
by the state) for trail work on the Cohos Trail. I have also learned
through the grapevine that one of the other larger grants pending will
likely be funded as well. I'll know more on that in several weeks.
In all we have or will have about $70,000 in grant applications in
process by summer, and we will have about $30,000 in sponsorship
requests out, as well. I also learned that Trailmaster has received a
sizable grant and some of their resources will be used to do extensive
work on The Cohos Trail.
I would like to call a meeting of the board of directors in early May,
perhaps as early as May 8th or May 9th, a day after the May 7th
in-service day, where student and volunteer teams will be working open
the trail in the Nash Stream Forest.
If you would wish to be a part of the in-service day, we will meet (just
where I'll let you know) in the Nash Stream Forest area in Stark and
break into teams and do a good day's work clipping, pruning, ditching
and moving fallen wood out of the trail with hand tools. Chain saw work
is going to be done by professional woods crew members.
As we finish sections, I will alert Bob MacGregor of Forest and Lands in
Lancaster so that folks from the state can inspect the work we've done
and give us a green light or a red light. If we get the green light,
then we can put up signage on posts and blaze the trail formally.(Any
signs that were put up before will have to come down and be kept down
until we get the okay. Then they will have to be affixed to posts.)
As for the board meeting, I will let you know next week. Let me know if
you can meet on a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon for two to three
hours? Just drop me an e-line.
There is much to talk about and vote on. We will have dollars to
appropriate for projects, so I would like to get the board members and
anyone else who is interested together for a fast and furious meeting.
Hopefully we can confine the business to two hours.
Copyright 1999 by Ed Sanders.