Accomplishments

Beetlemania
Beetlemania

2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Spring Kickoff Meeting at Teen Center – April
  • Mulch and Cleanup 8 Plantings – May, June, July
  • Trail Maintenance Team – May, June, July, August, September
  • Mural Maintenance – May, June, July
  • Mural Dedication – June
  • Weed Whacking Team – June, July, August
  • Cleanup Braille Trail – July
  • VGV Pride/Recognition Day – August
  • Build a Bridge on Dart Hill South Trail – September
  • Beetlemania: Inspect Trees for Invasive Beetle Damage – September

2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Spring Kickoff Meeting at Teen Center – April
  • Electronic Update to Dart Hill North, Dart Hill South and Composite Maps – May
  • Mulch and Cleanup 9 Plantings – May, June, July
  • Create 2,500 Square Foot Mural on Rail Trail – May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Move Bridge at Dart Hill South – June
  • Trail Maintenance Team – June, July, Aug, Sep
  • Weed Whacking Team – June, July
  • Garlic Mustard Removal at Dart Hill South – June
  • Braille Trail Cleanup at Valley Falls – July
  • Beetlemania: Inspect Trees for Invasive Beetle Damage – Sep
  • Year-End Picnic at Camp Newhoca – October

2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (968 TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS)

  • Spring Kickoff Meeting at Teen Center – April
  • Graffiti Removal on 90 Yard Fence – April
  • Board of Education Services for the Blind Outing at Valley Falls Park (Fishing, Braille Trail, Picnic, Games) – May
  • Initiate Trail Maintenance Team – May
  • Trail Maintenance Team Outings at Dart Hill South – May, June, July
  • Mulch and Cleanup 8 Plantings – May, June, July
  • Weed Whacking Teams Outings on Hiking Trails – June, July, August
  • Trail Maintenance Team Outings on Rail Trail – July, August, September
  • Mural Project Committee – August, September, October, November
  • Clear 3 Overlook Areas at Dart Hill North – July, August
  • Beetlemania: Look for Asian Longhorned Beetle & Emerald Ash Borer Infestation on the Rail Trail – August
  • Create 2 Wildflower Plantings – September, November
  • Year-End Picnic at Camp Newhoca – October

2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Mulch 8 Plantings – May & June
  • Weed Whack Hiking Trails – June, July & August
  • Install Dog Litter Bag Dispenser at Boulder Ridge – July
  • Install Pick Up After Your Pets Informational Signs – July & August
  • Braille Trail Cleanup – July
  • Expand Washington Street Planting – August
  • Rau to Morrison Street Massive Cleanup – August & September
  • Beetlemania: Inspect trees for Invasive Beetles – September
  • Join Vernon Volunteers’ Collaborative – December

2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

● Facebook Page launched – January
● Tunnel Road Parking Area Clean-up – March
● Braille Trail Clean-up & Rededication – April
● Church Street Garlic Mustard Removal – May
● Ellington Special Education Outing at Valley Falls Park – May
● Stone Dust Trail Dedication – June
● Beetlemania – July
● Morrison Street to Rau Street Graffiti Paint Out – July
● Braille Trail Cleanup – August
● Phoenix Street & Route 30 Work Party – August

2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

● Redo all Vernon Trail Maps – February & March
● Board of Education School for the Blind Outing Planning Committee formed – February
● Annual Braille Trail Maintenance – April
● Board of Education School for the Blind Outing At Valley Falls Park (Fishing, Braille Trail, Picnic, Games) – May
● Tunnel Road parking area Upgrade and Historical Plaque installation – May, June & July
● Stone Dust Trail Dedication – June
● Beetlemania: Look for Asian Longhorn Beetle & Emerald Ash Borer infestations on Rail Trail – May & August
● Weed Wack hiking trails – June, July & August
● Stone Dust Trail at Dart Hill South renovated – redirected, regraded, new drainage, base fabric applied & stone dust put down. Cooperative effort of Vernon Parks & Rec and Public Works – August
● Post October Storm trail clean-up – Six separate outings. One in conjunction with Pedal Power and one in association with the Northern Connecticut Land Trust – November & December

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