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Old February 27th, 2012
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Project Leader Needed @ Meadowood Recreation Area

We are looking for a motivated person to champion, take ownership and lead an exciting trail project at Meadowood. Duties will include, but are not limited to, identifying potential sponsors and soliciting for material, equipment or cash donations, fundraising, organizing volunteers and workdays, and to act as the liaison between MORE, the BLM, and other parties.

The project revolves around two to three miles of purpose built, progression based, mountain biking trails that will join Meadowood's existing five mile long multi use South Branch Trail. Exactly what type of trails they will be has yet to be determined, they are most likely to be an easy to intermediate mix of flow/jump line, tight and twisty and slow/fast technical. IMBA Trail Solutions will most likely be involved in the design and layout, BLM staff and volunteers will construct the trail.

The project is funded by a program called Challenge Cost Share, which means that the BLM has a fixed amount to contribute to the project and partners must match that amount to achieve the total project budget. The partner match can be met in a variety of ways: cash donations, volunteer labor, materials and equipment donations. The total expected amount needed to raised by the partner(s) will be around $75,000.

Urgency of time is critical here. The BLM has until the end of September 2012 to spend funds for the first phase of the project, so it is crucial that we get a project leader onboard soon, to begin fundraising and soliciting for volunteers and materials.

If you can step up and take charge of this, contact Doug Vinson at (703) 673-8727 or dvinson@blm.gov

This project will not happen without support from the MTB community. At least one dynamic individual needs to step up and take on the challenge!

Meadowood Recreation Area in southern Fairfax County, is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Dept. of the Interior. The recreation area consists of 800 acres of mixed forest and open meadows that is managed to provide open space for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation.


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