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.
AUGUST BOARD MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!! The August board meeting scheduled for Monday Aug 11 630P will be held at the North Park Boathouse second floor meeting room. We will have a social hour to follow at 830P at OTB Boathouse. Come join us!
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.
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.
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!
From PTAG's Frick Park Steward (Jon Lewis): Thank you volunteers! Thanks to a very motivated group of intrepid volunteers we had a successful April 5th Workday in Frick Park.
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