by Katie Irish Collins Stewardship Coordinator, Daniel Bishop is quoted in the article surveying a number of land trusts in the state about recent ruling to ban sale of 33 invasive plant species. Daniel Bishop, the stewardship and trail volunteer coordinator for Portland Trails, said, “Controlling invasives is a long term and very laborious…Details
Why Mainers hit the roading running by Dr. Lisa Belisle, January 2017 Most road races start early in the morning, and the Trail to Ale 10K is no exception. The sky is gray and a light mist clings to the crowd gathering on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Several runners sprint over from the porta- potties,…Details
By Carey Kish, December 18, 2016 Maps of all kinds litter my office space, offering ample distraction whenever my concentration on the task at hand starts to wane. A certified geography geek, I can easily spend hours lost in far off thoughts while scanning a map’s highway numbers, trail routes, mountain and river names and…Details
About 450 merry runners did the Portland Brewers’ Holiday Dash 5K on Dec. 11, a brisk run followed by beer and brunch at RiRa’s. Four local breweries–Shipyard, Maine Beer Company, Allagash, and Rising Tide–donated brews for the post-race party. The Holiday Dash is a fundraiser for Portland Trails.
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Skip the slopes, hit the trails! by Tom Tero, Newsletter editor. THE SNOW WAS DEEP, powdery and perfect as I skied onto the Presumpscot River Preserve two winters ago. Starting at Oat Nuts Park at Summit Street, I cruised down to the river on trails packed down by snowshoers and hikers. Because the snow was…Details
About 1,500 runners compete in the Trail to Ale 10K, and 1,000 take part in Hands Around the Cove. The Back Cove trail in Portland hosted two major charity events Sunday that attracted thousands despite a rainy morning. At 9 a.m., 1,500 runners raced around Back Cove in the Trail to Ale 10K, which benefited…Details
The Portland Brewers Holiday Dash 5K is Portland Trails’ sell-out winter event. Each year over 400 runners join us a for a festive dash around the Eastern Promenade, followed by catered brunch. To become a sponsor, contact: Jennifer Goldman, Advancement Manager, email@example.com Brunch Sponsor: $2,500 Exclusive sponsor of the post-race brunch, with logo table tents at all tables. Opportunity to include marketing swag in runners’ prize bags. Opportunity to have live presence & speaking role at brunch. Free table for 8 at brunch.…Details
By Joe Lawlor, September 18, 2016 The Back Cove trail in Portland hosted two major charity events Sunday that attracted thousands despite a rainy morning. At 9 a.m., 1,500 runners raced around Back Cove in the Trail to Ale 10K, which benefited the nonprofit Portland Trails. Three hours later, about 1,000 people gathered on the…Details
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2016 Thousands of racers to join Portland Trails for 17th Annual Trail to Ale 10K and celebrate 25 years of trails and community Portland, ME – Portland Trails has many reasons to celebrate this September. All year, Portland’s non-profit land trust has been celebrating its 25th birthday, and this…Details
Portland Trails scavenger hunt inspires people to explore the “city at your feet” by Emily Wiederkehr Rothschild You’ve been hearing a lot about East Bayside from us, thanks to last year’s $75,000 Jane’s Trust grant which funded placemaking work in the neighborhood. July’s City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt is an example of one of…Details