Southeast MA

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wrentham, April 12

Date

4/12/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

This will be a road side trash cleanup with another user group, The King Philip Trail Riders(KPTR). The DCR will be providing trash bags.
Meeting place will be at the parking lot on Taunton St., which is right off Rt 1. Approximate address for GPS is 700 Taunton St, Wrentham, MA 02093
A ride may follow if their is enough interest. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wrentham, April 12

Location

Wrentham State Forest - Taunton Street Lot

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Brad Childs - VP F.Gilbert Hills
bcmtb64@yahoo.com
(508) 838-6351

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Date

3/23/14 8:30am to 12:00pm

Meeting at 8:30 at the visitor Center Parking lot.
This will be a TRIM & PRUNE DAY. Bring your favorite loppers, folding tree saws, and clippers. Volunteers have the choice to ride or go on foot for the event. There will be PIZZA and SOFT DRINKS at the visitor center when we break at 11:30.
Any questions call me......David Farrell 508-723-4729 Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck, March 23

Location

Wompatuck State Park - Visitor Center Parking Lot

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

David Farrell - VP Wompatuck
dfarrell@merlinone.com
508-723-4729

Cape Trail Care - Otis/Crane

Date

3/23/14 9:00am to 12:00pm

We will meet at the Cloverfield Way parking area, split up into groups and ride Otis' best trails picking up any deadfalls that we encounter. This will be a fun Trail Care event and a good chance to spruce up the trails after the long winter. Bad weather will force a postponement. Check the Cape Cod NEMBA Facebook page for updates. 

If you'd like to join us, just be there before 9:00 AM ready to ride.

Location

Crane Wildlife Management Area

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
zrt800ac@aol.com

SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck State Park

Date

6/1/19 (All day)

Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Southeast Mass NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will partner for a trail care day on June 1st.

We'll meet at Wompy's Visitor's center at 8:30 am and hit the trails by 9:00

The trail work will be done around noon.

Morning coffee & donuts and afternoon pizza and drinks will be provided for all participants.

We'll be . . .

Building bridge in the "Nature Study Area".

Stabilizing a trail in the Triphammer Pond area.

Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, a hammer and some bug spray.

Bring your bike too in case you want to go for a ride after the trail care session.

    We hope you can join us.  You don't have to be a member of NEMBA of the FOW to take part.  You only have to want to make Wompy's trails better.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time if you haven't done so already. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Trail Care @ Wompatuck State Park

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@gmail.com

Increase DCR Funding

Friday, May 17, 2019

Massachusetts DCR Budget Action Alert

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages over 450,000 acres of land comprising 250 properties around the Commonwealth. These properties include more than 2000 miles of trails that we all enjoy.

Unfortunately, due to budget cuts DCR’s workforce has been cut by 31%, nearly 400 positions since 2018. DCR’s current 882 employees are no longer able to adequately manage our State lands, no matter how hard they try.

Due to our advocacy DCR’s budget  ast year went up by $2 million dollars allowing DCR, among other things, to restore 43 fulltime positions.

Great News: The House has passed a budget that would restore $5.5 million in DCR funding over last year - $45.7 million for the Parks & Recreation account. Your calls were heard!

However, the Senate Ways and Means Committee’s FY20 budget proposes to fund DCR at $3 million less than what the House passed. They propose $42.4 million.

But, Senator Anne Gobi is submitting an amendment to increase the State Parks & Recreation line item to $47 million. We deeply appreciate her leadership.

NOW it’s time to ask your Senator to sign on as a co-sponsor and ask for their support next week.

Call or email your state Senator to urge them to co-sponsor and support Senator Gobi’s Amendment #936 to fund DCR Account 2810-0100 (State Parks and Recreation) at $47 million.

You can get your Senator's contact info here: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

It's very easy to call or email, it only takes a minute or two, and if you call, you'll probably be speaking to your Senator's legislative assistant.

This should be a very easy call to your State Senator’s office to simply make the request. In case it’s helpful, attached are some Green Budget speaking points that should be very familiar from the push we made last year and last month. Also attached is  a sheet describing what every $2M increase would do for DCR and our state parks.

This year the House Ways and Means Committee’s FY 20 budget would fund the DCR at $44.7 Million. This is an increase of $4.5 million over the FY19 budget. But Representative Smitty Pignatelli of Leonx has submitted an amendment to increase it to $47 million.

Act today to increase DCR’s budget and help restore our forests and parks.

While it is better to call or send a personal email of support, you can also send a "form letter of support" using the Environmental League of Massachusetts' automated support letter. Click here to send a form letter of support. Read more about Increase DCR Funding

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care

Date

4/20/19 9:00am

Cape Cod NEMBA has scheduled one final Trail Maintenance day before the Cape MBAS (which is on Apr 28th).

We want to get Greenough and surrounding areas cleaned up well for the event. 

The events run run from 9 am to 11:30 am, bring clippers, saws etc, meet at the Greenough main entrance at 227 Pine Street in Yarmouth Port.

We got the majority done on the 14th. ON the 20th we will mostly be riding and will stray out of Greenough onto surrounding trails that will be used on the led rides.

Bring your bike. There will be no foot traffic. We'll just clip & ride.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to take part.

Save time by signing NEMBA's once-a-year Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Trail Care

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

Cape Cod NEMBA Sailworld Otis Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday 30 times .
4/3/19 (All day)

Sailworld Cape Cod will be leading rides for all levels at Otis on Thursdays starting at 6:00 PM.

The rides will leave from 188 Nathan Ellis Highway, Rte 151 (The dirt mounds near the highway entry ramp.) There is additional parking across hte street from the animal hospital.

We will normally split up into groups.

     There will be an up to 10 mile moderate ride, led by Pam & Jim Ballantyne.

      A 7-12 mile more difficult ride led by Carrie Crooks.

      An advanced-expert ride led by Kaylen Ballantyne.

For more info contact Jim @ jimb@sailworld.com

More information and updates may be found on Sailworld's Facebook Page.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to attend.

Note:  You can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Sailworld Otis Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Jim Ballantyne

SE MA NEMBA Ames Nowell Bridge Build

Date

4/27/19 (All day)

Ames Nowell State Park Bridge Build

After nearly three years of diligence, the day has finally come to build a NEMBA bridge in Ames Nowell State Park. 84 Lumber in Holbrook donated over $1,000 of lumber and materials for this nearly 100' long, 3' wide multi-use bridge in the western side of the park. This bridge clears a wetland section of a newly recognized trail by the DCR. We need a small army of volunteers to walk the 175 pieces of lumber to the build site (less than a 5 minute walk), build the foundation and stringers, and secure the treads. 30 - 40 volunteers should make short work for everyone. Please join this historic event in Ames Nowell State Park.

Schedule Saturday April 27th
8:45-9AM: Registration, water, coffee, donuts
9-9:15AM: Briefing, Team Setup
9:15AM-Noon: Bridge Build
After build: Pizza!

Attire: Please wear appropriate footwear for hiking to the site and working in a wet area (no open toe shoes). Work gloves recommended. 

Tools: Yourself! Also if you have a cordless impact driver or drill (spare batteries a plus) and T25 star bits those will be very useful in the build. 

Parking: Gables Condominiums, 200 Hampton Way, Abington. Park in the club house parking on Tamarack Lane within the Condo complex and walk down the hill to condo 901 near the park boundary at the power lines. Look for the NEMBA tent. If you have any problems with finding legitimate parking, please look for volunteers to direct you or call 781 718 9586 and we can arrange a shuttle to pick you up from an overflow parking area.

You do not have to be a member of NEMBA to help out. You only have to love Ames Nowell's trails.

Save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Trail Care Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Ames Nowell Bridge Build

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Corey Wynott
cwynott1@gmail.com

Cape Cod NEMBA Monday Beginners Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week until Mon Sep 09 2019 .
4/22/19 (All day)

Seasports Cyclery and Cape Cod NEMBA will be hosting a beginners ride series leaving from Cape Cod Beer on Mondays at 5:30.  Loaner bikes will be available from Seasports with advanced notice.

These rides are intended for beginners looking to acquire basic mountain biking skills. They are not races. There's no pressure. They will be fun. They will take place on the trails of Hataway Pond and possibly Old Jail Lane.

The rides will last for about an hour. Bad weather, of course, will cancel.

After the ride the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod will sponsor a tasty brew for all participants 21 years or older.

There will not be a ride on any Monday that's a national holiday.

Contact the ride's leader for more information.

You do not have to be  member of NEMBA to attend.

Note:  You can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about Cape Cod NEMBA Monday Beginners Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Annie Skarupa

SE MA NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Event Date

3/27/19 (All day)

Wacky Wompy Wednesday Ride

This will be a regular Wednesday ride, starting on 4/3 and running until further notice. The rides will start at 5:30 PM.

These are Inter-mellow paced rides, (not beginner) maybe occasionally sessioning some lines and just having fun. 

It is definitely not a hammer ride.

Two hours, with stops. 10-15 miles depending on terrain we pick.

No one will be dropped and we look forward to seeing some new faces.

Note:  If you haven't already, you can save time by signing NEMBA's Annual Ride Waiver ahead of time. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Wednesday Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Mark Stephens

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