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Hi Friends (of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail)

Even though our September workday was cut short by the rain, we made good progress building the Occoneechee Speedway reroute through the meadow.

We will continue this work on our next workday.

This reroute is approximated by the blue line below.

Date: October 14, 2023, 9 AM – 2 PM. If you can’t stay for the entire time, please know that we are deeply appreciative of any effort you contribute.

Meeting Location: The Historic Occoneechee Speedway parking lot (320 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough 27278).

If you can join the team: Please respond by email to Bill.Boyarsky@gmail.com by October 10 — your response informs the breakfast preparation and tools that will await you, helps me plan the day, and puts you on the notification list for further updates (about this workday) or a workday cancellation message.

What to bring: You need to wear appropriate-for-the-weather work clothes (that can get dirty), solid shoes or boots, and bring lunch (if you plan to work into the afternoon), snacks, water, and work gloves. If you have a favorite tool, bring it.

What we bring: We will provide all tools, extra work gloves, and instructions. If you are new to this kind of activity, there will be experienced volunteers within asking distance: we are a supportive trail community that loves to grow.

Cancellation: If the workday is cancelled due to bad weather, an email will be sent out no later than 8:00 p.m. the preceding day, to the RSVP list.

Safety: Use tools carefully. If you do not know how to use a particular tool, or what to do in a particular circumstance please ask. Do not work too close together — avoid hitting the person next to you. When walking past another volunteer, please say something so they know you are approaching. Do not lift anything heavier than you can comfortably lift — know your own limits. Take plenty of breaks. Undertake different tasks with different tools throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water, even when it’s cold outside. .Be aware of ticks, chiggers, snakes, stinging insects, and poison ivy.

Next Orange County MST workdays (RSVP to Bill)

Nov 4

Dec 9

If you are not on our Eno/Orange County workday announcements email list (to get announcements like this one), but would like to be, let me know by email.

Next Eno MST workdays (RSVP to Fred )

Oct 28

Nov 11

Dec 2

Next Alamance County MST workdays (RSVP to Andrew ).

The AC team is working on trail along the Haw River. Andrew, the Task Force Leader, would welcome email about a workday or a request to be added to his Workday Announcement email list.

October 21

November 18

December 16

Blaze Orange: Our annual Orange County fundraiser will be held on October 29.

Blaze Orange Details
Thanks to our major sponsors: To REI Co-op, whose 2022 gift of $15,000 supports our efforts with (among other things) signage improvement, updates to trail guides, the purchase of new tools, and tool repairs.
And thanks for all you do for the Mountains-To-Sea Trail
Friends of the MST Task Force Leader, Orange County
(919) 451-2900
Pronouns: he, him

Please RSVP to Bill Boyarsky if you can help.


October 14, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bill Boyarsky