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Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, Mi

PostPosted: October 24th, 2011, 1:54 pm
by jasonwsaz
You asked for more trails and we're going to continue delivering! Trail work is set to begin on the Upper Macatawa Trail this Sunday at 9am. We'll clearing the corridor for the first mile of trail on the first loop. We would like to get a good head start on this trail, so that next spring we can get the trail ready for summer riding!

Rain or Shine
Bring rakes, gloves and water
FREE Lunch provided after the trail work

Where: Upper Macatawa Natural Area
Address: 1214 84th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464
The 84th Avenue access is located on 84th Avenue north of Adams Street - http://mapq.st/qeQlfN

Hope to see you there!

Event on the website:http://wmmba.org/index.php/2011/10/24/upper-macatawa-trail-day-oct-30th/
Event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245953345454135

http://wmmba.org

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: October 28th, 2011, 7:40 am
by RickPlite
this trail day has been canceled, look for a reschedule soon!

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: February 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm
by cyberbackpacker
Any updates on the progress of getting in here?

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: February 27th, 2012, 6:36 pm
by RickPlite
cyberbackpacker wrote:Any updates on the progress of getting in here?



We have another meeting with them next week, stay tuned

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: February 28th, 2012, 9:36 am
by cyberbackpacker
Good to hear; thanks!

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2012, 8:23 am
by whitmyer870
Any word yet?

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2012, 9:37 am
by RickPlite
whitmyer870 wrote:Any word yet?



the meeting last month went very well. comments have been submitted to the DEQ, now it is in their hands and unfortunately they take forever.

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 26th, 2012, 9:12 am
by JeffCobb7795
I have a friend that works at the DEQ and I have her looking into the approval process. She needs to know what division you are working with and who your contact is. She may be able to help.

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 26th, 2012, 9:22 am
by RickPlite
JeffCobb7795 wrote:I have a friend that works at the DEQ and I have her looking into the approval process. She needs to know what division you are working with and who your contact is. She may be able to help.


I will try to find out

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 26th, 2012, 2:18 pm
by JeffCobb7795
Thanks.
I have recently gotten into mountain biking and live in Zeeland. Since this will be about 2 miles from my house I am VERY excited about this project. I am going to sign up for next weeks trail building school and would like to get very involved in this new Upper Macatowa trail. I have been doing research on-line but information is a bit sketchy. Is there a map of the proposed trail? What else can you tell me about the trail. What can I do to help?

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: April 28th, 2012, 9:37 pm
by RickPlite
JeffCobb7795 wrote:I have a friend that works at the DEQ and I have her looking into the approval process. She needs to know what division you are working with and who your contact is. She may be able to help.


Jeff

check your PM box, I replied

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: June 11th, 2012, 2:15 pm
by whitmyer870
Rick,
Could you please send me some info on who you are dealing with at the DEQ. I assume it is someone in the Water Resources Division (formerly Land an Water Division) up in GR. I work for the DEQ down in Kalamazoo but live up in Zeeland. I can try to contact them as well and see what is going on. Unless things have changed since your last post. Thanks!

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: June 12th, 2012, 10:00 am
by cyberbackpacker
I know Rick said that there is a meeting tonight, June 12. A few weeks ago he said it wasn't looking very good...

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: July 13th, 2012, 4:47 pm
by RickPlite
Good news! The DEQ approved single track trails at Upper Mac. We need to proceed in phases starting this fall. A trail work day will be posted here when construction begins. :D

Re: Upper Macatawa Trail Day - Oct 30th - Holland/Zeeland, M

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 12:25 pm
by cyberbackpacker
Great news! Thanks Rick, and to everyone else who has seen this through to this point. Tons more work still to do, but I appreciate the work that has already gone into it. I am looking forward to it.

-Kevin