Hello All Forest Friends,
Spring and 70 degree weather is on the way ! 🐇
I have spent the winter hiking the western corridor of the unfolding Q+M and boy am I looking forward to walking a simple woods trail not covered in mush .
So an exciting program is set for NQTA's Gathering this month.
Monday April 10th at 6 o'clock at OIC ( Orange Innovation Center) 131 W Main St Orange .
Please bring a ' delicious dish ' to share .
We have Pat Worth who represents local non profit organization Hands Across Quabbin speaking .
Pat was a leader in the anti- pipeline movement were her lands on Gulf rd in Royalston was a vital contributor in this successful effort .
Pat has a tremendous concept and vision in engaging our underserved youth of N Quabbin to realize the economic and outdoor possibilities available and the formation of a " Youth Council" .
Pat is a highly motivated spiritual speaker and of course NQTA is giving her our full support and have a very exciting event to contribute to Pat's vision .
Now EXTRA bonus :
As a AT thru hiker the Gathering is modeled after my attendance to these AT Gatherings and when I was on the trail the couple I attended gave me tremendous respite of body and soul.
At our Gatherings while the food and educational speakers are vital the one thing always missing has been music.
So I'd like to introduce Michael Young , Pat's husband another jem of the N Quabbin who will be regaling us with his Native American fluetist songs and telling us some of his unique tales , cool huh !
Also I will be unveiling the newly defined trackline of the 200 mile Q+M trail.
A couple of housekeeping items
NQTA's close ally Mount Grace is having May 21 Earth Day weekend and we are giving our full support and a separate informational e mail will be forwarded please give a hand if your available !
NQTA's May 12th Freedom Chair Action Adventure Day with many exciting partners and events is on for Tully lake again information will be coming , all NQTA members are invited .
Last NQTA's membership drive is on and most of you have received our update letter .
In composing this updates NQTA has reason to be proud of its 5 years of accomplishments for the betterment of our community and our stand as a leading trails organization and much of it is due to your vital continued support .
100% of your contribution goes to keeping this all moving along and we now stand at over 20,000 volunteered hours .
NQTA's new membership maps are now a leading provider of mapping with new digital immersion .
Thank you and Happy Trails
( new motto )
NQTA were Everyday is Earth Day 🍑