Mapping Our Footsteps Initiative Looking for Volunteers
Informational meeting taking place on March 8
February 23, 2011
Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is looking for volunteers for its Mapping Our Footsteps initiative. This project funded by the Environmental Funders Network, focuses on connecting public health and the local natural environment through the promotion of local walking and hiking trails throughout Greater Franklin County.
During its first year, a comprehensive Web site of local trails, www.mainetrailfinder.com, was launched thanks to the many volunteers who had mapped and documented area trails. More volunteers are needed in this second year of the project to continue trail mapping and participate in trail clean up days and other community events.
"Mapping Our Footsteps promotes the quality of place we call Greater Franklin County by exposing both youth and adults to the region's natural resources, revealing our cultural heritage and promoting physical activity," HCC Executive Director Heather Davis said.
An informational meeting will be held from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at HCC offices located at 105 Mt. Blue Circle in Farmington (located one-fourth mile west of Franklin Memorial Hospital on Routes 2 and 4). Interested groups, classes, or families will receive free training on how to use geographic GPS units.
"This is an excellent project for community groups and families. It gets you outside, walking, hiking, and enjoying all the beauty of western Maine. And it’s free.” said Program Coordinator Lorri Brown.
For more information about local indoor walking routes, please contact Brown at (207) 779-2929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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