Notes from Newcastle: Newcastle Trails at 15

October 3, 2014

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Garry Kampen

This year is the 20th anniversary of Newcastle, a small city that ranks high in livability, and the 15th anniversary of Newcastle Trails, a nonprofit citizens group that has worked for parks, trails and open space, in close cooperation with the city, since 1999.

I’m writing to celebrate Newcastle’s amazing and still-growing trail system, and to encourage you to explore it and enjoy it. Check NT’s website, www.newcastletrails.org; download our latest map and trail guide; join NT by emailing info@newcastletrails.org (for trail news, no dues); attend our Oct. 6 board meeting (7 p.m. at Regency Newcastle); and consider volunteering for the board, or lending a hand with trail work, computer work (GIS, web, writing), lobbying, fundraising — whatever you’d like to do. Read more

Build trails, clean Hazelwood Park this weekend

June 9, 2011

NEW — 4:55 p.m. June 9, 2011

Newcastle Trails and the Newcastle Weed Warriors are holding work parties June 11.

Newcastle Trails will build a portion of the May Creek Trail, and the Weed Warriors will clean up Hazelwood Park, 121st Place Southeast.

Trail work will be from 9 a.m. to noon between Coal Creek Parkway and the existing May Creek Rail Trail. Volunteers will begin tossing sticks, removing vegetation and roughing out the trail. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves for the work.

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