Headwaters Trails Alliance thanks Fraser Valley volunteer groomers
May 7, 2009
To the Editor:
Success at last ” outstanding multi-use, multi-seasonal trails are a reality in the Fraser Valley.
Beginning with a meeting of the major players at Crooked Creek Saloon in November 2008, the Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) and Fraser Valley Partnership for Trails (FVPT) undertook to determine what needed to be done to lay the groundwork for groomed winter trails, open to the public at no charge, in the Fraser Valley.
This entailed purchasing volunteer insurance and updating volunteer waivers, writing a volunteer handbook, and putting in place Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between Grand County, the USFS-Sulphur Ranger District and the Towns of Winter Park and Fraser.
THANKS TO OUR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND BUSINESSES, IT BECAME A REALITY.
Our appreciation goes out to our groomers:
Diana, Charlie and Tim Rau, for grooming the Fraser-to-Granby Trail from CR 522 (Tabernash) to CR 53 (YMCA),
Greg Foley, of Trailblazers Snowmobile Tours, for grooming from Cozens Ranch Museum to CR 8 and helping on the Fraser-to-Granby Trail too.
Andy Miller, of M3 Properties, who did pick-up grooming, posted signs on trail and coordinated use of the trailer and groomer.
In addition, helping out the program were Jay Conroy with Conroy Excavating who cleared CR 515, and to Bill Busse with Busse Trucking who cleared CR 5.
A special thanks to FVPT for finding volunteers to run the program and Dave Zink with Pole Creek Machine , who donated use of a Tidd-Tech groomer.
WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ALL OF YOU.
Upcoming events and programs include: Adopt-A-Trail, National Trail Day BBQ, National Public Lands Day and more.
If you enjoy trails and want to help out or learn more, contact Lucinda with HTA at (970) 726-1013, or visit http://www.headwaterstrails.org.
Headwaters Trails Alliance
Fraser Valley Partnership for Trails