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Kelly Whetstone
Eastern Trail Alliance E-News January 2020

 Thank you to all who donated and contributed to our 2019 Annual Appeal. To date, we have received over $50,000 which will be used to help pay for the design portion of Blazing the Trail South campaign.

A special thank you to our anonymous matching donor!
Thank you all for your support and encouragement!


Carole Brush

Behind the Scenes – Trail Development
Carole Brush, Executive Director
Eastern Trail Management District

We are Blazing the Trail South – Closing the Gaps – Heading Over the River and Through the Woods

Happy New Year and welcome to a new decade!
Over the past ten years, we doubled the off-road mileage of the Eastern Trail. Pretty amazing progress! We are thrilled to say one-third of the off-road miles are now complete and another third is in various stages of development. Go here for more information.

Shot of unfinished Eastern Trail

As we continue to work “behind the scenes” to move these trail development projects forward, we are focusing on enhancing and enjoying the 22 off-road miles. If you are reading this, you already realize the benefits of this amazing resource. Here are some ideas we are working on: 
Who would think that putting miles of an off-road linear park down would span years of planning, fundraising, THEN years for design, permitting and finally construction?
Thanks for imagining the Eastern Trail with us and for making the vision a reality, one mile at a time.
See you on the trail!
Carole Brush signature 

Kelly Whetstone
Kelly Whetstone is the Deputy General Counsel of Foreside Financial Services in Portland, Maine.  Kelly lives in Scarborough with her husband, daughter and two dogs.  As an avid runner and marathoner, the Eastern Trail is close to her heart.  You will often find her out the trail training for a race, riding bikes with her daughter or walking her dog. 


10K race on the ET
Taste of the Town Gala
Maine Lighthouse Ride logo
ETA Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 2   3rd Annual Taste of the Town Gala   Camp Ketcha, Scarborough


Wednesday, May 13   Eastern Trail Annual Meeting    Vinegar Hill, Arundel


Saturday, May 16   4th Annual John R Andrews 5K  O’Reilly’s Cure   Scarborough


Saturday, September 12 17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride   South Portland


Sunday, September 20   2nd Annual Autumn to Ale 10K   Scarborough


Stay Tuned by following us on FB, Instagram and visiting our events page on the web!

Welcome, Garett Buzak

Garett Buzak
Hello everyone! My name is Garett. I am currently a senior at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. At UNE, I am pursuing a major in Environmental Studies and minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Throughout my experiences, coursework, and past internships, I have become especially interested in the planning, mapping, and management of lands, trails, and other open spaces. This is what lead me to reach out to the Eastern Trail Alliance! Growing up, nearly all my time was spent outdoors and today some of my favorite activities involve the use of trails. When I am not in the classroom or on the lacrosse field, you can find me biking (road/mountain), trail running, hiking, or skiing in the winter. I am super excited for my internship with ETA and to learn from the staff, board, and members the organization withholds!
Maine Lighthouse Ride

17th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Gather your friends and families and when you sign up 10 riders, the 11th is FREE. Everyone saves $10 by joining before August 1, plus everyone in your group saves by getting the free spot! Email us to take advantage of this offer (offer expires 3/31/2020).
We sell out at 1,000 riders, so don't delay signing up.

More Information on the MLR here.

Eastern Trail in winter
Blazing the Trail South Campaign
(n) Being part of a group
There is no doubt the Eastern Trail is a wonderful resource in all our lives – but we need your support. Becoming a member of the ETA not only supports this vision, but also helps with the construction of future miles, maintenance, safety, and enjoyment for generations to come.
For the price of a good meal, or a family going to a movie, your membership can help us achieve our goal of 65 miles of off road trail.

Please join the Eastern Trail Alliance.

Check out the always-improving look and content of our website. Lots of information about events and opportunities to enjoy, promote and help build the trail.

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Kelly Whetstone
Kelly Whetstone
Kelly Whetstone
Kelly Whetstone

PO Box 250, Saco, ME, 04072