2012 GREENWAY & RELATED EVENTS
Monday, April 2, 4 PM: FOGVG Board Meeting, FOGVG Office, 6111 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY
Saturday, April 21, 9 AM - 3 PM, 5th Annual Earth Day in the Park: The FOGVG will be at the Hamlin Beach State Park celebration of Earth Day.
Saturday, May 5, I Love My Park Day - The GVG is now a NYS Park and volunteers
will gather to do trail work at several sites on the Greenway. Volunteers
are needed for the following work sites:
· Brook Rd. Parking Area, off of Rt. 383, ~ mile 5, in Chili; 9 AM - 1 PM: Pick up debris, trim brush, rake area, plant groundcover and native plants. Bring water, gloves and hand tools (i.e. rakes, loppers, trowels, shovels,...)
· Village of Mount Morris, State St. (Rt. 408) Parking Area; 9 AM - Noon: Pick up debris, trim along trail. Bring water, gloves and hand tools (i.e. loppers, rakes, shovels).
· Allegany County, South of Rt. 305, ~ mile 80; 9 AM - 1 PM: Pick up debris. Bring gloves and water.
We encourage participants to Register for one of these work sites: e-mail email@example.com; call 585-658-2569 and leave message; or use the special I Love My Park site at www.ptny.org
May 5 - Allegany Adventure Run Run 22K through the hills of Allegany State Park in Salamanca
Saturday, May 19, 1 - 3 PM, Introduction to the Genesee Valley Greenway Bike Ride: This 15 mile ride experienced a tunnel of green as it traverses south to a historic stone lock and double-arched culvert. This ride starts and ends at the front door of the ice rink/swimming pool (149 Elmwood Ave.) in Genesee Valley Park. Ride leader: David Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 20: Annual "Journey for Sight" 5K Walk-a-Thon, Wellsville, NY: Sponsored by the Allegany County Lions Clubs, this year's event will be held on the WAG Trail, which follows the bed of the former Wellsville, Addison and Galeton Railroad. For info call Ron Abraham: (716) 498-8438
Saturday, June 2, National Trails Day - Dedication of Greenway Bridge at Mount Morris - Save the Date & Watch for details
Saturday, June 2, National Trails Day - 10 am Canal Walk along Greenway at Oakland Locks followed by a 2 to 3 hour trail work session at the locks beginning at 1 pm. Bring hand tools and water. Sponsored by OPRHP; Steph Spittal Info: 585-493-3625 or 3616.
Saturday, June 2 - Woods Walk & Trail Run A 10M run with LOTS of elevation changes through the hills outside Portville.
Monday, June 4 , 4 PM: FOGVG Board Meeting, Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Saturday, June 9, 16th Annual ADK Outdoor Expo, 9 am - 4 pm Mendon Ponds Park Beach Area: Workshops and demonstrations take place all day. Environmental organizations (including FOGVG) are represented. www.gvc-adk.org
Sunday, June 10, 10 AM, Trail Work at Oakland Locks - meet at Oakland Road. Bring hand tools. Sponsored by OPRHP. Leader: Steph Spittal Info: 585-493-3616
Thursday, June 14, 7 AM, Birding Walk Along Canal - between Park and River Roads. Bring binoculars. Meet at Parade Grounds. Sponsored by OPRHP. Leader: Doug Bassett Info: 585-493-3625 or 3616
Sunday, July 22, 2:30 PM, Greenway & Canal History Hike: From Oakland Road, west along the canal locks to Short Tract Road, 2 miles round trip. Hike Leader, Joan Schumaker Schumaker@frontiernet.net
Saturday, August 5 Ultra Trail Run Ultra challenging, ultra fun, Ultra Trail Run! 12M through Ellicottville ski country
Monday, August 6 , 4 PM: FOGVG Board Meeting, FOGVG Office, 6111 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY
Saturday, August 19 - 'Dam' Good Trail Run A 14M run through Letchworth State Park
Friday, Sept. 7 - Saturday, Sept. 8 - Highlander Cycle Tour & Expo: Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, Canandaigua, NY, Numerous ride options include two challenging centuries, an off-road mountain ride, and easier rides from 11 to 41 miles in the scenic Bristol Hills. Spectacular views, rider giveaways, rest stops and SAG support. FOGVG will man a rest stop and be at the Expo on the 8th. Info: www.highlandercycletour.com
Saturday, September 16 - 8 in the Rough Run 8.7 miles through Sprague Brook Park, Glenwood, NY.
Saturday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Sept. 23 - DEC Hunting & Fishing Days
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters, Avon, NY, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Numerous vendors, displays, and activities related to conservation/wildlife take place during these two days. FOGVG will be represented here. www.dec.ny.gov / email@example.com
October 7 - Out of Bounds A CRAZY half marathon run through the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua.
Monday, October 8, 4 PM FOGVG Board Meeting, FOGVG Office, 6111 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY
Sunday, Oct. 21 - 20th Annual Ridgewalk & Run - Wellsville, NY- This event, attracts over 800 participants and features spectacular trail walks and competitive runs (14 miles, 10K, & 5K) showcasing the stunning fall beauty in the northern Plateau Region of the Allegheny Mountains. FOGVG will be represented. See www.ridgewalk.com
Sunday, Nov. 4, FOGVG Annual Meeting & Events - SAVE The DATE
Monday, December 3, FOGVG Board Meeting, FOGVG Office, 6111 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY