Meadow Vista Trails Assn
MVTA Newsletter
March 2018    
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In This Issue
UPCOMING EVENTS
EVENTS CALENDAR
TRAIL WORK DAYS
MVTA T-SHIRTS
FEBRUARY MEETING REVIEW
MARCH GENERAL MEETING
TRAIL WORK
FUTURE GENERAL MEETINGS
MVTA BOARD MEMBER ACTIVITY
AirMed SPECIAL MVTA RATE
ARENA
Upcoming Events
   
March Meeting
Wednesday, March 28th
6:30pm Gather
7:00pm Guest Speaker
Mt. Mikes Pizza
Placer Hills Rd.
Meadow Vista

April Meeting
Wednesday, April 25th
6:30pm Gather
7:00pm guest Speaker
Mt. Mikes Pizza
Placer Hills Rd.
Meadow Vista

May Meeting
Wednesday, May 23rd
6:30pm Gather
7:00pm Guest Speaker
BBQ
Meadow Vista Park
1101 Meadow Vista Rd.
Meadow Vista

June Meeting
Friday, June 29th
6:30pm Gather
Hike / Native Plant Society







Meeting Times & Location:

Board Meetings

First Tues of Month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mt. Mike's Pizza
Placer Hills Rd
Meadow Vista  CA

General Meetings
Fourth Weds of Month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mt. Mike's Pizza***
Placer Hills Rd
Meadow Vista  CA



***Note: Some General Meeting places might change.  Check each month's Newsletter! 
 



Upcoming Work Days

 
March 17th, Saturday
Gather @ 9:00am
Mt. Mikes Pizza
Parking Lot
Trail:Sugar Pine 


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MVTA T-SHIRTS and MAPS!

MVTA T-Shirts for Sale!

$15.00 ea

They are very nice, comfortable T-Shirts, pre-shrunk 100% cotton.

Sizes are Adult:
          Medium
          Large

          X-Large

Colors are:         
Forest Green 
Brown
Bright Blue.






Hidden Falls Regional Park Trail Map

$8.00 each
Large Map - very nice!
Limited time - smaller trail map will be included.




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Here is your latest issue of the MVTA Newsletter.  We hope you find the information below to be timely and informative.

If you have any news items you would like to contribute to the next issue, please send them to:
FEBRUARY MEETING REVIEW

If you remember, the weather was threatening to snow the night of our February meeting!  Well, our scheduled speaker was up in the Tahoe area and was not able to make it to our meeting.  The night was not wasted, the brave members that came to the meeting regardless of the threat of snow, had fantastic conversations about trails, what MVTA goals are/should be, how to better represent our members and the community.  it was a very productive unplanned meeting!  The amazing thing, this was not a board meeting, this was members giving input and where they would like to see MVTA move forward and grow!  There was a lot of good information and direction from that meeting.

MARCH GENERAL MEETING

"Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)"

Presented by MVTA Member Cheryl Domnitch
 
The TMB is approximately a 110-mile loop hike traveling through the alps in France, Italy and Switzerland around the base of Mont Blanc. 
Cheryl Domnitch will provide a presentation with spectacular photos, tips and stories from her recent trip.  

Wednesday, March 28th

Gather at 6:30pm
Speaker starts at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mt. Mike's Pizza
Placer Hills Rd
Meadow Vista

 
TRAIL WORK DAYS
TRAIL WORK DAY!
March 17th  (weather permitting / rain cancels)
Sugar Pine Trail - specifically the switchbacks
Meet at 9:00am in parking lot of Mt. Mike's Pizza
Placer Hills Rd in Meadow Vista
Drive over to Sugar Pine at approximately 9:15am

If you know of a current problem on a trail we maintain that is making it difficult to enjoy the trail, please let us know by emailing Chris at trailwork@MVTrails.org.
 
Trail work days will be scheduled based on volunteer availability. If you are interested in helping with trail maintenance, please contact Chris at trailwork@MVTrails.org.  Chris will contact you to schedule a time that will work best for the participating volunteers. 


 FUTURE GENERAL MEETINGS - April, May & June

April 25th:

"Report On the California Greenways Synmposium"
Presented by MVTA President Tiffany Vanderlenden.  The MVTA Board voted to send Tiffany to the Parks & Greenways Symposium.  Tiffany will be reporting back to the MVTA Members at this General Meeting on what she learned and how MVTA can utilize the information and things she learned.

This meeting will be held at:
Gather at 6:30pm
Speaker starts at 7:00pm
Mt. Mike's Pizzqa
Placer Hills Rd
Meadow Vista 
May 23rd:

BBQ!
Weather should be nice by May, so our Membership Meeting will be held at Meadow Vista Park.  MVTA will be BBQ'ing hamburgers and hot dogs.

This meeting will be held at:
Gather at 6:30pm
Meadow Vista Park
1101 Meadow Vista Rd.
Just off Placer Hills Rd in Meadow Vista
June 29th:

HIKE!

The plan is to hike some of the Esoteric Trails in Applegate with a member of the Native Plant Society who will identify plants as we hike.  Further details will be provided as we get closer to June.
**Please note, this meeting will be on a different day of the week than our normal General Meeting. ***

As always, our Membership meetings are open to Members and Non-Members alike!

MVTA BOARD MEMBER ACTIVITY
What has the MVTA Board been up to lately?

Tiffany & Rich have been working with the County Parks to identify the official trail easements around the Meadow Vista Area.  the next
step will be to look at any trail easements that are in need of connector easements to allow the trail to continue on.


Tiffany

* Has been participating in the Master Plan Web Conference
with Placer County.  This will keep MVTA aware of any changes or enhancements to the current trail systems around Meadow Vista.
* Met with Christian Valley Community Services Program
to introduce them to some of the trails and paths in their community.  The presentation was well met and some members came forward offering their services to keep trails around Christian Valley trimmed and clean.

Come to the monthly Membership Meetings for updates!
 
AIRMED SPECIAL MVTA RATE!
Would like to remind our members that MVTA was able to get our members, their family members and their friends, a discount on the AMCN membership!

The MVTA membership price is $55/year for family coverage.  The regular price is $65.00/year.  The discount can be used to purchase your own year of coverage or you can use it to purchase a yearly coverage for a family member or friend!  To keep this discount, we need at least 50 people to signup using our membership number 13437-CA-BUS.

If you have not, remember, soon we will be hitting those trails either on human foot, horseback, bicycle!  It would be an asset to have membership with AMCN, should you find yourself in a predicament during your recreation in the canyon.
 
We are unable to attach the information to this newsletter (application and coverage information), however, if you are interested to view it, you can log into their website, www.amcnrep.com

Or you can contact Sonja Conklin @ 530-648-6455, sonja.conklin@airmedcarenetwork.com
She can answer all your questions.  Please remember to provide her the plan number mentioned above to obtain the discount!

ARENA
Special Note: 
People using the arena have not been closing and locking the gate!
We would like to remind everyone to please close & lock the gate.
The reason for the lock is to keep people from dumping trash in our arena parking lot when the dump station is closed.  It is very expensive to have this trash removed!
Please, close & lock the gate!

Manure 
Please pick up and haul out your horse manure from the Arena and staging area.

We do not have a service to pick up the manure.  It is up to everyone using the arena to pick up their manure and haul it out. Please help keep our arena, staging area, and dog park clean!

Gate 
Please make sure that the gate is closed and locked when you leave the arena.  People will illegally dump trash in the staging area, if the gate is open and no one is there.

If you see anyone dumping illegally, get their license plate number and call 911 with the information!



Note:
This electronic edition of the MVTA Newsletter is provided free of charge. If you are not already a full member of MVTA, we encourage you to support our mission by becoming a member. Details are on our Membership page.
 
Sincerely,
 
News Editor
Meadow Vista Trails Assn