Registration is open for the Rocky’s 5k! http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2128831
Welcome to Run on Hudson, who is donating gift certificates to the top male and female winners! They’ll be at the race to cheer everyone on. Check out their website: www.runonhudsonvalley.com
This beautiful oil painting, by local artist and competitive masters runner Jessica Miller, is our Grand Prize in our raffle this year. Jessica loves running at Rocky’s and painted this scene, titled “Summer at Rocky’s”, just for our race! All registered runners and walkers are automatically entered (must be present to win). Thank You Jessica for such a wonderful gift! (Also be sure to check out Jessica’s blog at http://jessicamillerpaintings.blogspot.com/
Hubert’s Lemonade is a proud supporter of the 2014 Rocky’s 5K! They will be there on race day providing samples of their delicious and healthy Lemonade. Who says Lemonade is just for the summer?! It’s for all year round!
TRAIL MAINTENANCE UPDATE
This year, with your help, the Friends has been able to repair portions of Pocantico River and Gorey Brook Trails. Along with repair of the wooden bridge at Witches Spring Trail, which had been heavily damaged by winter weather, this work was completed in June. Deer Run was then repaired in the summer. The combined cost was $56,100.
We’re now funding a new project on Buttermilk Hill. The work will consist of 3200 feet of reconstruction, including re-establishing a drainage swale on the catch basin side of the trail, raising overhead branches, raising and lowering the trailside as needed to establish proper runoff, amending the shoulders with soil and seed as needed, and raising the trail with trail material including top dressing the entire trail with 4′ of mix material. The estimated cost for this will be $38,641.
The total cost for all of these projects is approximately $95,000. Your donations, entry fees, and volunteer hours at our events are what have made this work possible. Thank You! We look forward to providing updates as work progresses and letting you know about new projects as they emerge. And we hope to see many of you at the Rocky’s 5k! Wishing you a healthy and wonderful autumn, Your Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
2014: Many Thanks to our sponsors Phelps Memorial Hospital and Central Park Track Club!
And thanks to our partners and supporters:
2014: Thanks also to our Partners and Supporters: