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North Park Workday Sun July 13th for Denny's Trail

We are planning a workday on Sunday July 13th to repair sections of Denny's Trail (the white trail near the North Park Pool). This is an awesome trail that was built by Denny and improved by PTAG 10 years ago. Sections are very muddy and to address this a re-route of short section and some rock armoring is planned. Please come out and help us. We will start at 9AM. Bring gloves and boots.

North Park Freeride Update

The North Park Freeride Area is open! PTAG volunteers have been out to do much needed work on the Dr J Trail and the Skills Park. We re-routed the middle section berm and put in a new bridge on the Dr J Trail - flow is much improved! Lots of dirt work has been done! The Skills Park requires ongoing dirtwork to keep the jumps in shape.

Frick Park - Iron Grate Trail Construction/Closure

Frick Park has cut this short path for their small utility vehicles because they routinely have trouble providing service for big organized park events near Blue Slide Playground.  The new path will be coincident with a short fast section of Iron Grate and hopefully it will (eventually) be well enough compacted that it can be traveled on confidently.

National Volunteer Week, April 6 - 12

To our past, present and future volunteers, PTAG says, "Thank You!" It's not an easy job doing trail work but our volunteers make it fun and aren't afraid to get dirty. Actually, most of our volunteers like getting dirty!

Venture Outdoors Offering 10% Discount to BANFF

Venture Outdoors is graciously providing a 10% discount on ticket purchases to PTAG constituents.

Don't miss this exciting two-night event of awe-inspiring action!
Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Volunteers Needed for Dirt Rag Garage Sale

One volunteer is needed for each of the following shifts on Saturday, February 22, 2014 to table on behalf of PTAG. Each shift has a PTAG Board Member signed up and you'll be working with that person.

Shift 1: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Shift 2: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

PTAG Monthly Board Meeting Has Been Moved!

To better accommodate people's schedules the regular monthly board meeting for PTAG has been moved to 6:30PM on the second Monday of every month. Meetings will still be held at: Friends of the Riverfront,  33 Terminal Way, Suite 333B,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  The next board meeting will be held Monday February 10th. All are welcome please come and help us make a difference!

Board of Directors Nominations

The Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) is soliciting applications for members of our Board of Directors. We are seeking high caliber individuals who have a passion for protecting and expanding the opportunities for trail experiences in our region. The PTAG Board of Directors meets monthly, on the first Tuesday, at 6:30 pm. Board members are required to attend at least 8 meetings per year.

Hartwood Acres Park Gala Workday Video Recap

Fantastic attendance at the October 6, 2013 Hartwood Acres Park Gala Workday. Many of the defined work areas received much needed TLC.

Thanks to all the support from Len and Karl, PTAG board members, PTAG stewards of other parks and all that volunteered their time and energy to make this park better for everyone!

Thank You MEDRAD!!

On September 27, 2013, volunteers from MEDRAD installed a network of switchbacks near the Orange/Purple-dot blazed trail on Parish Hill in North Park. These new switchbacks were installed to provide safe passage between Walter Road and the Orange blazed trail. The current Orange/Purple-dot blazed trail was built on a fall line and continues to erode from water runoff.