Dear valued friend and cyclist:
We at Spokespeople are joining our (older) friends, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, to assist them in trail construction, and trail maintenance on the east end. This group has managed hundred of miles of trails for decades, all with 100% volunteer effort.
They are generally in their 70's and some even in their 80's, hauling out brush, chopping deadfall and lopping vines on a weekly basis, year round. They now need our help, and to be fair, we who enjoy hiking, biking, running on these wonderful trails, need to do our part to continue to have access to these trails. Below is a letter from trail maintenance guru Rich Poveromo, who is spearheading the adopt-a-trail movement, in order to have a more systematic approach to trail work. If you haven't already done so, please call him at 631.283.4591, or 917.584.7280 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and manage a section of trail.
The maintenance is simple, and can be a little as a few hours over the entire winter, and a few hours a month in the summer. The rewards are multi-fold: camaraderie with swinging shovels and muddy tools, a great workout in the great outdoors, and the thrill of knowing that your efforts contribute to keeping the trails open and accessible to all!
Please read Rich's letter and contact him directly, for whatever you can pitch in to do..Every hour helps!!