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Riding on the Eastern Trail
Eastern Trail Alliance E-News May 2017
May Eastern Trail E-News

2017 Annual Meeting Notes

On one of the few evenings where it was not raining, the Eastern Trail Board and staff welcomed over 70 people to their Annual Meeting at the Old Marsh Country Club in Wells.
Topic of discussion: “Blazing a Trail - South Kennebunk to South Berwick.”
Many thanks to our sponsors – The Village Tavern, Cape Arundel Cottage Preserve and the UPS Store in Scarborough, to our ETA President, Deborah Erickson-Irons, and our panelists: RYAN QUINN, Principal, Kennebunk Elementary School who talked about the amazing programs KES is using the ET for and Kennebunk & Wells Town Engineers, CHRISTOPHER J. OSTERRIEDER, P.E. and MICHAEL G. LIVINGSTON, P.E., who provided updates on the expansion of the trail from its current off road terminus in Kennebunk down through Wells towards South Berwick. Click here for the Annual Meeting Report (pdf format).
Look for June’s E-News for more in-depth information regarding the meeting.

Some of the Speakers at the 2017 ET Annuam Meeting

Inaugural John Andrews 5K Race/Run

You still have time to register! And it’s going to be GORGEOUS out!!!!
Some of the Speakers at the 2017 ET Annuam Meeting

Saturday, May 20, 2017
O’Reilly’s Cure
Proceeds benefit the Eastern Trail – Close the Gap campaign

Eastern Trail Ambassador Program

Saco Biddeford Savings Institution

Do you enjoy being out on the trail? Meeting people? Giving back to your community?
Learning more about the Eastern Trail?
We invite those interested to join the Eastern Trail’s Board and Staff at a training event on
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Saco Transportation Center
6:30PM – 8:00PM

Don’t forget about the Snowy Egret 5K!
Sponsored by Oasis Wellness Partners

Memorial Day – May 29, 2017

Proceeds benefit Maine Audubon and the Eastern Trail!
Interested in volunteering?
Contact Carole at
FMI on registering:

2017 Eastern Trail Loop & Lunch Rides
To acquaint participants with the beauty of the Eastern Trail and increase two-wheeled camaraderie, the Eastern Trail Alliance will sponsor from three to five bike rides.
June 10th – This is the first ride of the season. We will meet at Thornton Academy (Clark Street) in Saco and ride to Bug Light in South Portland on the ET, then up to Scratch Baking Company for lunch, and then back to Saco. Fun Loop and Lunch!
Click here for a poster with more information on planned rides

ET Full Moon Walks

ET Full Moon Walks - Biddeford and Scarborough

Join us on our Full Moon walks now being held monthly in Biddeford AND at the Scarborough Marsh.
For more information: Scarborough Walk | Biddeford Walk

Close the Gap Update:

Thanks to our generous sponsors we are now 85% complete with our fundraising efforts to close this 1.6 mile gap between Scarborough and South Portland. Once completed this will provide over 16 miles of continuous off road trail for commuting and recreation between South Portland and Saco.
Click here for general information for donation
Click here for a poster with information and sponsors
Close the Gap Campaign
Check out the ETA Website, and also our Facebook page for more information on the above stories, upcoming events, trail history, and to learn much more about what is going on to build, promote and enjoy the Eastern Trail!!
(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. We recently added a mobile site for your smart phone. Lots of information about events and opportunities to enjoy, promote and help build the trail.

Join us on Facebook!
Help us drum up more support of the Eastern Trail by joining our group and sharing our story with your friends!

"We can tie this country together with threads of green that everywhere grant us access to the natural world"
- Presidential Commission 1987

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult, than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
- Dr. Paul Dudley White

"Walking is man’s best medicine."
- Hippocrates

“Patience, Persistence & Politeness”
- Craig Della Penna’s secret to successful trail creation

PO Box 250, Saco, ME, 04072