Thank you so much for your support of PTAG in 2014. We hope that you will continue to support us in 2015, especially through your membership and donation contributions!
"PTAG has had a record breaking year for volunteer hours contributed to our community. Any guesses for the number of hours? Guess the closest by the end of the day on January 1 and we'll send you a prize pack including a PTAG T-shirt, wicking socks from Dirt Rag, a water bottle, and a folding saw!
Over 7,100 Volunteer Hours by more than 300 Volunteers Recorded so far this Year!!!
This year the Board of Directors who by-the-way are all also volunteers did a great job of expressing their gratitude to PTAG trail volunteers. They prepared delicious dishes, served tasty beverages, led outdoor activities, and presented an awards ceremony.
Hillman State Park (aka Bavington) is managed as a partnership between the Bureau of State Parks and the PA Game Commission. As a result of this partnership, the use of the park is subject to special regulations. One of those regulations outlines when the area is open to uses other than hunting.
VP Report - Trailtober!
By Adam Sullivan
As your vice president of trails, I have never had a more enjoyable month of trail building, rides, and events in Pittsburgh as I had this past month. PTAG has been a flurry of activity during the month of October!
PTAG is holding the October board meeting at the North Park Boathouse 2nd floor event room. We want to invite anybody interested in getting involved with helping us to run PTAG to come to this meeting.
Our Boyce steward Barry from Dirty Harry's and his wife Cyndee are hosting an MTB ride at Boyce! Sunday October 12 at 11AM, leaving from soccer field. They will do 15 to 20 miles at a trail pace.
PTAG's Board of Directors held its first ever strategic planning retreat on Saturday, August 16th. Todd Owens, a non-profit consultant and co-founder of the Pittsburgh-based firm Nonprofit Talent (http://nonprofittalent.com) worked hard for us to kindly serve as the facilitator.
This summer Eric Goodman, age 16 of Wexford, organized and completed a project for PTAG to re-route an eroded wet section of the Rainbow Trail (red with blue dot) on the North Ridge area of North Park. Two awesome bridges were built. This resulted in improved flow and no mud.
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