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04
Mar

WINDSOR FARM TRAILS NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE

The newly opened Windsor Farm and Salt River Spur Trails were created in collaboration with the VI Dept. of Agriculture and many community partners. Thanks to an agreement with VIDA, multiple miles of trails are now accessible to the public. VITAL Vice President, Alma Winkfield took the lead on this project, found the funding and made it a reality. Along with VITAL President, Aaron Hutchins, it took vision and hard work to bring partners together and actually cut trails through this thick and rugged forest. Trail Boss Steve Scott ran our grooming machine, while digital expert Richard Peel created maps with Alma to guide travelers along the way. Local historians and naturalists, George Tyson and Olassie Davis, shared historical and species information for signs that educate trail users. My Brothers Workshop built the signs, benches and picnic tables, which are thoughtfully placed in areas to rest and reflect, and countless volunteer hours were contributed as well – Thank you all!

Two programs that focus on Parks, Trails and Livable Communities awarded funding for the Windsor Farm Trails – The AARP Community Challenge Grant and the National Park Trust Community Cost Share Program. VITAL thanks both organizations for their support. The Windsor Farm Trails offer something for everyone – they contribute to the preservation of our forests through education, tie us to our natural environment, provide recreation, improve our health, and ultimately our quality of life. This project reflects everything the VI Trail Alliance stands for: Nature, Heritage, Health and Adventure. The trails are for you, your families and friends.  VITAL is proud to be a leader in making trails, parks and pedestrian infrastructure available for all. We need more trail ambassadors to continue the work – Join us!

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