TUESDAY JUNE 27, midnight -- online
Early registration deadline for the October 28 races. Tuesday marks the deadline for getting the early registration discount for the fall half marathon and 5K races. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, more information is available at http://www. 2017chessietrailfallhalfmarath on5k.com. Or, if you think you might want to volunteer either before or during the race, you can let us know at this email. Finally, our posters are in. If you'd like to pick one or two up to display around the area, contact us.
MONDAY JULY 3, 7 p.m. -- location tbd
Monthly board of directors meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly board of directors meeting. If you're interested in the workings of the Friends of the Chessie Trail, contact Lisa Tracy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-912-5279) for directions to where the meeting will be.
SATURDAY JULY 22, 8 a.m. -- Chessie Trail
Ridding the trail of invasives. The July Year on the Trail walk will involve not only learning about invasive plants, but also pulling them out to give the native species more opportunity to thrive. FOCT board member Lisa Tracy will provide information and guidance along the popular stretch of the trail from the Mill Creek sign to past the cliffs. We'll begin the walk in the clearing below the VDOT parking with the chain-link fence. This clearing is right before the Mill Creek sign on the trail with the fencing, brochure box, and trash cans. Please be careful near the road! Bring garden gloves, water, and clippers if you have them. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. This walk is earlier than usual so we can get a lot accomplished before the heat sets in.