EMAIL FROM WEYERHAEUSER TO BRIAN BRONSON, STATE SUPERVISOR FOR OFF ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PROGRAM:
From: Pollis, Stephen Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:51 AM To: 'brian.n.bronson@maine. Subject: ATV Trails
Memorial Day weekend has crept up on us as it’s only a little over a week away.
With the rainy pattern continuing through next Wednesday and the fact that roads/trails are very wet, and in some cases still plugged with snow, we won’t be opening ATV trails for Memorial Day weekend.
I know some trails may be suitable for use but to eliminate confusion, and the fact that you have to go from point A to point B without issues, we are keeping all WY trails closed for now.
We will watch conditions closely and evaluate a potential opening on the 31st if things dry out nicely.
Please pass the word to the clubs.
FROM BRIAN BONSON- TO ATV CLUBS:
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE POSITION OF WEYERHAEUSER IS SUPPORTED BY THE STATE SUPERVISOR, BRIAN BRONSON, OFF ROAD RECREATION VEHICLE PROGRAM:
It has been a long cold and very wet spring and the result are conditions that cannot allow us to open much of the ATV trail system. As you can see from the e-mails below all the large landowners are in agreement that we should not open any of these trails because of the wet conditions.
Please post this message on your Websites and Facebook pages so we can avoid conflict with people coming up for Memorial Day weekend with plans to ride. Hopefully we will be able to open by the first of June but we will have to watch the conditions.
Some trails in southern and eastern Maine will be able to open and we are planning on opening all of the rail trails for Memorial Day weekend so there will be at least some places for people to ride.
05-15-19 Dear Members and Friends:
Welcome Spring 2019, This is the same old story, and it's repeated again this year. We need to assess the winter damage, and wash outs and this spring the rains have been heavy and many.
We ask you to be patient while we review the road and damage areas.
If you feel you can't wait, we ask you to PROCEED WITH CAUTION. ALERT US TO SERIOUS ROAD DAMAGE AND WASHOUTS.
WE ASK THAT YOU RESPECT THE ROAD AND OUR TRAILS IF THERE IS DAMAGE AND NOT CAUSE ADDITIONAL EROSION DAMAGE.
Shari, Club Secretary/Treasurer
WELCOME NEW DIRECTORS
TOM DUNBAR RICK DUBE ANDREW LAPOINTE PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE CURRENT DIRECTORS OR CURRENT PRESIDENT Kelly Rogers FOR ANY NEEDED INFORMATION
Please be mindful that when you are near or around camps, that we are allowed to cross these roads due to land owner approval, and we must keep our speeds down, and be mindful that kids, adults and their pets walk these roads.
Thank you to all that have supported our club over the years
Shari Rogers Club Secretary/ Treasurer 05/14/2018
Slide show of images from road/trail memorial weekend 2018- trails were reviewed and marked for safety- work crew on new trail Sunday 5/27/18