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Trail closures and advocacy

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We think Spring is finally here. It was a long wet winter for our local trail systems and they are in pretty rough shape in some places. We urge you to all take consideration with where you run and what the conditions are like. If you are leaving footprints, it’s a good idea to find a drier place to run. This is also a good time to remind everyone to stay on approved trails when out and about.

Locally, at least 3 places have recently lost trail space.

  1. The Doc Lilac Trail in the Crescent Trail system is no longer public access. We have removed it from our app and there will be signs placed to let runners know where the private property begins. Much of the Crescent and Seneca trails are on private land that needs property owner permission. In this case, they decided to revoke the permit for the trail on their land.
  2. The backside of a route in Ellison Park known as the “Coyote 4X4”. The section of trail that was used for this route was never on public land and the new land owner is very serious about runners and hikers not trespassing on the land. Signs and even barriers have been in place on this route educating us as to where public lands end. Please respect the land owner and stay only on public lands on actual trails when at Ellison Park.
  3. The Finger Lakes Trail  Letchworth branch south from Access K-Closed due changing conditions, with major portions of the hillside slumping toward the gorge It has become too dangerous. Explorations are proceeding, but for now we have no trail route down to access L at the river bridge in Portageville.
    To reach trail south of the park, from Access K walk uphill on the paved road to NY 436; turn right onto 436 and drop down to river level to use the bridge, which has NO SHOULDERS. On the south end of the bridge, continue straight past the immediate intersection, then very soon veer left onto the old railbed/towpath and the Genesee Valley Greenway. This is roughly 1.5 miles.
    This section of the Letchworth Trail also appears on map M7.

    These are all great reminders that we must be good stewards of the lands that we run and race on. If we abuse, ignore rules, liter, and in general disrespect the lands, it is likely we will continue to lose them.

    #TrailsRoc is more than just trail running though, we are also a trail advocacy organization. When we can, we work to keep lands open and available to the public. It is important that we respect rules and boundaries if we want to save, or even grow our available outdoor spaces. We really, truly, need your help.

With that in mind – Consider joining us for some trail work days this season! We have at least 5 projects planned for this work season that can all be seen here https://trailsroc.org/trail-stewardship/

 

Thanks for listening, and we will see you out on the trails!

 

 

#TrailsRoc Trailfecta Series

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Good morning – We have a big announcement that some of you may have already seen on facebook!

NEW THIS YEAR – A #TrailsRoc Series – The Trailfecta!

Run all 3 of our races and earn a hoodie at the completion of WTF –

You have 3 options:

The Long Series 0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 10 Miler and the WTF 15 Miler
The Mid Series   0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 10 Miler and the WTF 10 Miler
Short Series        0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 3.5 Miler and the WTF 5 Miler

The cost for the series is just $75.00. This includes all 3 races and the hoodie at the end!

Dates:

0 SPF July 13 –

Webster Trail Classic September 7th –

WTF December 7th-

As most of you know our main focus with these races (other than putting on some pretty epic events) is to raise money to continue to build and improve the trails in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.  The series gives you an opportunity to earn some swag, but also to allow us to continue to raise these funds.

 

You can register for the series here https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64654

Join us – Summer, Fall, and Winter and let’s raise some money and earn those hoodies!

 

 

 

Not interested in the entire series? You can sign up for individual races at the links below

0SPF https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60358
WTC https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60356
WTF https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64328

Winter Trail Festival

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Just a quick reminder that registration will close soon for the Winter Trail Festival http://www.trailsRoc.org/wtf

If you would like to receive a shirt, you must sign up by Monday November 26th. 

Description: A Winter Trail Festival at Powder Mills Park – With the options of running 5ish, 10ish, or 15ish miles – The course will be a single 5 mile loop taking you on beautiful single track in Powder Mills Park  – Each loop will start and finish at Wadhams Lodge which will be our “home base” for the weekend. Your cost to race? $25 no matter the distance

 

The 10 miler will again be run in the name of former champion Jill Jackett

The 5 mile race will be renamed, and run to Honor Lisa Valone.

 

It would be an honor if you could run with the spirit of these wonderful women during our event this year!

 

Get in while you can – https://trailsroc.org/wtf/ and let’s have some fun out there!

Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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On September 30th the Land and Water Conservation fund is set to expire. Since 1964 this bipartisan program has funded many projects in the geographical region that we run, hike, and play in.

 

This program has allowed our area to become one of the nation’s best outdoor regions. We have hiking, running, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing . We have trail-heads, and paved paths for those who can’t go off-road. We have playgrounds, parks, ice rinks and the list goes on.

 

None of this has happened without fierce advocating for our outdoor spaces and we need your help now to renew the fund and continue to create and conserve our amazing outdoor spaces.

 

The Land and Water Conservation fund is paid for by reinvesting royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling into recreation and conservation projects across the country.

 

We are copying in a link from our friends over at the International Mountain Bike Association which will allow you to quickly send a letter to your representative asking them to continue funding this resource.

 

Please support #TrailsRoc and other local outdoor organizations by contacting your representative! 

 

Thank you!

 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

 

Below is a list of some of the projects that locally have been funded through this fund.

 

12 – XXX HAMLIN BEACH STATE PARK ENCON MONROE NY $54,425.75 1966 1971 Development
25 – XXX WEDGEWOOD BOWL TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $12,495.00 1967 1969 Development
28 – XXX SCHLEGEL ROAD PARK TOWN OF WEBSTER MONROE NY $67,608.00 1967 1969 Acquisition
43 – XXX POWDER MILLS PARK SKI AREA MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $25,000.00 1967 1967 Development
77 – XXX CHURCHVILLE PARK MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $27,649.59 1968 1969 Development
153 – XXX HARRIS WHALEN PARK TOWN OF PENFIELD MONROE NY $121,300.00 1971 1973 Development
170 – XXX ADELINE PLAYGROUND TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $19,576.12 1972 1973 Development
189 – XXX PARK ADDITION TOWN OF CHILI MONROE NY $14,600.00 1972 1974 Acquisition
219 – XXX RIVERTON PARKS TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $643,343.00 1973 1975 Combination
316 – XXX NORTH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER-PHASE CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $110,150.55 1975 1977 Combination
339 – XXX UPPER FALLS PARK CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $104,817.07 1975 1980 Development
342 – XXX SCHOOL #9 REC. AREA CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $111,541.00 1975 1980 Development
446 – XXX HAMLIN BEACH ST. PARK GENESEE SPRC MONROE NY $23,000.00 1976 1980 Development
461 – XXX GENESSEE GATEWAY PARK CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $555,821.17 1976 1980 Development
463 – XXX LIONS PARK TOWN OF GATES MONROE NY $25,000.00 1976 1979 Redevelopment
480 – XXX ADAMS STREET REC. AREA CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $117,894.84 1976 1980 Development
535 – XXX EAST ROCHESTER SWIM POOL VILLAGE OF EAST ROCHESTER MONROE NY $112,500.00 1977 1979 Development
628 – XXX GENESEE VALLEY PARK WEST CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $868,936.68 1978 1980 Development
632 – XXX SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TOWN OF PITTSFORD MONROE NY $196,500.00 1978 1980 Development
640 – XXX MARELLA PARK TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $150,000.00 1978 1980 Development
670 – XXX LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD ACQUISITION MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $32,527.98 1978 1983 Acquisition
672 – XXX CANAWAUGUS PARK VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE MONROE NY $2,364.83 1978 1983 Development
675 – XXX RUSH STONEY BROOK ROAD PARK TOWN OF RUSH MONROE NY $15,000.00 1978 1983 Development
720 – XXX EXPRESSWAY PARK TOWN OF BRIGHTON MONROE NY $75,758.00 1979 1983 Development
739 – XXX PONT DE RENNES CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $475,000.00 1979 1983 Development
762 – XXX HENRIETTA VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK II TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $27,540.15 1979 1983 Development
777 – XXX GREENWOOD PARK TOWN OF PENFIELD MONROE NY $124,500.00 1979 1983 Combination
802 – XXX DAVIS PARK TOWN OF CHILI MONROE NY $150,000.00 1979 1984 Development
809 – XXX GRANDVIEW PLAY IMP. TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $100,000.00 1979 1984 Development
854 – XXX GEORGE BADGEROW PARK TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $246,166.86 1980 1985 Development
864 – XXX TURNING PT. PK. CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $111,345.18 1980 1985 Development
867 – T N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 TOWN OF MENDON MONROE NY $28,000.00 1980 1985 Development
867 – E1 N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 BROCKPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST. MONROE NY $47,000.00 1980 1985 Development
929 – XXX SLATER CREEK FISH ACCESS ENCON MONROE NY $41,920.00 1981 1985 Development
942 – XXX SPENCERPORT OGDEN PARK SPENCERPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST. MONROE NY $26,156.90 1981 1985 Development
956 – XXX GREECE CANAL PARK I MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $200,000.00 1981 1985 Development
1038 – XXX PITTSFORD THREE SITES TOWN OF PITTSFORD MONROE NY $136,500.00 1983 1984 Development
1048 – A HANDICAPPED PARKS GENESEE SPRC MONROE NY $18,113.80 1983 1988 Redevelopment
1086 – XXX EDMUND LYON PARK VILLAGE OF EAST ROCHESTER MONROE NY $66,937.00 1985 1988 Development
1195 – XXX DEVIL’S NOSE AREA NEW YORK STATE MONROE NY $109,810.00 1997 1998 Development
1264 – XXX Hilton Village Park Enhancement Project Village of Hilton MONROE NY $182,834.00 2004 2007 Development
1276 – XXX Meridian Centre Park Expansion Town of Brighton MONROE NY $150,000.00 2005 2008 Development
546 – XXX SULLIVAN PARK POND & DAM RESTORATION TOWN OF SULLIVAN MADISON NY $19,164.20 1977 1979 Redevelopment
873 – XXX VET’S MEMO. PARK AND POOL CITY OF ONEIDA MADISON NY $85,000.00 1980 1985 Development
922 – XXX CHITTENANGO FALLS BLDG. CENTRAL SPRC MADISON NY $41,536.80 1981 1985 Development
70 – XXX CONESUS LAKE INLET ENCON LIVINGSTON NY $36,643.75 1967 1970 Acquisition
375 – XXX PARKLAND ACQUISITION VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE LIVINGSTON NY $12,500.00 1976 1978 Acquisition
450 – XXX STONY BROOK COMFORT STATION FINGER LAKES SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $11,512.55 1976 1979 Development
638 – XXX GENESEE STATE PARK GENESEE SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $30,775.34 1978 1980 Development
729 – XXX DANSVILLE PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE LIVINGSTON NY $100,000.00 1979 1983 Development
867 – Z N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 VILLAGE OF GENESEO LIVINGSTON NY $9,057.61 1980 1985 Development
868 – XXX LETCHWORTH RD. REHAB. GENESEE SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $81,542.66 1980 1985 Redevelopment
953 – XXX CALEDONIA PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF CALEDONIA LIVINGSTON NY $13,539.20 1981 1985 Development
1033 – XXX RICKY GREEN PARK CITY OF CONESUS LIVINGSTON NY $75,884.76 1983 1984 Development
1084 – XXX BELLAMY MEMORIAL PARK VILLAGE OF MOUNT MORRIS LIVINGSTON NY $59,253.00 1985 1988 Development

 

374 – XXX VILLAGE PARK IMPROVEMENT VILLAGE OF GAINESVILLE WYOMING NY $3,450.00 1976 1978 Development
471 – XXX LETCHWORTH ST.PRK. IMPROVE. GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $75,000.00 1976 1980 Development
674 – XXX CASTILE TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS VILLAGE OF CASTILE WYOMING NY $5,000.00 1978 1983 Redevelopment
881 – XXX LETCHWORTH ROADS GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $65,936.99 1980 1985 Redevelopment
959 – D CONSOLIDATED GRANT #9 GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $5,041.68 1981 1985 Redevelopment
1016 – XXX LETCHWORTH ROAD REHAB 83 GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $55,352.17 1983 1988 Redevelopment
1101 – XXX PERRY VILLAGE PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF PERRY WYOMING NY $60,356.00 1986 1988 Redevelopment
1156 – XXX LETCHWORTH STATE PARK NEW YORK STATE WYOMING NY $295,413.94 1991 1993 Redevelopment
1207 – XXX SILVER LAKE COMFORT STATION Genesee SPRC WYOMING NY $75,000.00 2000 2002 Development

 

1209 – XXX LONG PATH ACQUISITION ENCON GREENE NY $185,850.00 2000 2002 Acquisition
68 – XXX TONAWANDA GAME MANAGEMENT AREA ENCON GENESEE NY $24,000.00 1967 1970 Acquisition
152 – XXX GENESEE COUNTY PARK & FOREST GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $10,900.00 1971 1973 Development
381 – XXX GENESEE CTY PARK & FOREST–PHASE III GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $36,375.00 1976 1979 Development
526 – XXX WILDWOOD PARK AND PRESIDENTIAL ACRES VILLAGE OF LEROY GENESEE NY $124,702.00 1977 1981 Development
760 – XXX BATAVIA MINI PARK TOWN OF BATAVIA GENESEE NY $49,326.65 1979 1983 Development
845 – XXX DARIEN LAKES SEWAGE TREATMENT GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $91,229.60 1980 1985 Development
867 – V N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $25,000.00 1980 1985 Development
887 – C N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #6 GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $26,873.40 1981 1985 Redevelopment
946 – XXX DARIEN LAKES SHOWER GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $94,320.00 1981 1985 Development
999 – XXX DARIEN LK C.S. GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $24,710.11 1981 1986 Developmen

 

11 – XXX SENECA LAKE STATE PARK ENCON ONTARIO NY $277,845.62 1966 1968 Development
139 – XXX GANONDAGAN STATE HISTORIC PARK FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $30,750.00 1971 1978 Acquisition
323 – XXX D/MARON BEGGS MEMORIAL PARK CITY OF CANANDAIGUA ONTARIO NY $362,700.00 1975 1980 Development
368 – XXX COMMUNITY PARK VILLAGE OF MANCHESTER ONTARIO NY $35,000.00 1976 1979 Development
467 – XXX GENEVA ICE RINK CITY OF GENEVA ONTARIO NY $586,605.00 1976 1980 Development
476 – XXX MARINA CIRCULATION CHANNEL FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $10,000.00 1977 1979 Development
604 – XXX NORTH FARMINGTON PARKLAND ACQUISITIO TOWN OF FARMINGTON ONTARIO NY $11,253.15 1977 1980 Acquisition
771 – XXX SHORTSVILLE VILLAGE PARK VILLAGE OF SHORTSVILLE ONTARIO NY $38,500.00 1979 1983 Development
867 – G N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 TOWN OF FARMINGTON ONTARIO NY $81,000.00 1980 1985 Development
976 – XXX CANANDAIGUA LAKE RECONSTRUCTION I FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $182,080.00 1981 1985 Redevelopment
1121 – XXX GENEVA LAKEFRONT REC. PROJECT CITY OF GENEVA ONTARIO NY $187,425.00 1987 1991 Development

 

Join us at the Webster Trail Classic

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On September 8th join us for the Webster Trail Classic – A beautiful run through 3 amazing parks near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Register here: 

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59359 

 

With 2 options, a10 mile tour of the parks or a 3.5 mile tour of Webster Park  there is an option for everyone-

 

Both races start and finish at the same point.

 

Please join us and help us raise money for the Friends of Webster Trails and the Webster Volunteer Ambulance company.

 

www.trailsroc.org/wtc

 

Join us for our Earth Day Event

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#TrailsRoc Trailgiving day to celebrate Earth Day

THIS SUNDAY – 4/22 From 9am-noon – Open house style

Black Creek Park!

Every time we talk with folks we hear ” Let us know when the next trail work day is” Well you are in luck, we have one scheduled to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday!

Please join us in celebrating Earth Day with a day of events at Black Creek Park:

9:00am Group run/Family hike and fairy 🧚‍♀️ house making – We have some supplies, but feel free to bring your own materials to build your own Fairy House for the occupants of our trail

10:30am Trail work – Bring gloves and clippers, we have everything else for the projects. We will have projects as simple as trail clipping and cleaning to as complex as walkways/bridge building. You can choose when you arrive.

12:30 tailgate potluck lunch – We will hang out in the open air shelter and share our stories and you can hear about all of the amazing things #TrailsRoc has planned this year!

Afternoon of trail work will be offered as needed

Please come and go as you are able. We will meet at the open air pavilion path finder shelter.

 

This event is replacing our spring race as we felt it was time to let the trails recover and heal after a few harsh springs and race seasons. This is our way of giving back. Please join us and help us continue to create beautiful outdoor spaces for all to enjoy!

How to find us on Facebook

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Facebook has changed the way you see posts from a page. As a 501c3 Not For Profit, we are not in the position to pay them for you to see what is going on so we likely will not be in your news feed.

You can however be sure to get our posts in your feed by simply opening our page – clicking “following” – and then checking “see first” We have attached a screen capture with some fancy circles and arrows to help you out.

In short – If you want news from us, you might want to do this.

 

In other news in case you missed it (Thanks, Facebook) – We have a few fun events planned this spring.

 

  1. March 3rd  – It’s our birthday!!!  Come join us for a 9am group run celebrating 6 years of trail love! We will meet at the Beach Lot (Mendon Ponds Park) for a 1 hour run and then have a potluck breakfast party in the pavilion, bring a dish to pass. Board member and tech guy McBeth reports the 6th celebration is the year of candy, and we won’t complain if that is what you bring!
  2. April 22nd Earth Day Event – Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a day of events at Black Creek Park:

    9:00am Group run/Family hike and fairy 🧚‍♀️ house building for the Fairy House Trail we built
    10:30am Trail work  – It’s our chance to give back!
    12:30 tailgate potluck lunch – Bring something fun to share
    Afternoon of trail work as needed/motivated to get on with.

As always – Our races are open for registration and our group runs are free and fun. Information can always be found right on our website

 

Thanks everyone –