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111 Collinsburg Rd., West Newton, Pennsylvania, 15089 United States

(724) 872-5586

Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter

The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).

The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).

The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).The Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).

Monthly WYTC meetings

 Meetings are held every third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Visitor's Center, West Newton, conference room. 


January 20; Feb. 17; March 16; April 20

2020 Calendar

2020 Monitor Training -January 18th at 11:00 a.m. (rescheduled for Feb 1 at 11 a.m. due to icy roads

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 A monitor training/recert session will be held at the West Newton Station on Saturday Feb. 1, at 11 am.  The session should last for about an hour. Donuts and coffee will be available.

  

This is your opportunity to become a Volunteer Trail Monitor. The only requirement is that you are a current member of an RTC trail chapter. Your duties as a monitor are pretty simple. Provide a presence on the trail. You can do this on a bike, on foot or sitting on a bench. You would offer information to trail users and provide assistance to trail users as needed. Contact 911 for any medical emergency and/or provide any medical assistance you feel competent in providing. Assist with mechanical problems to the extent you are competent, and report trail conditions or hazards such down trees or washouts. Also, you can give direction to near- by bike shops, restaurants, trailheads, and hotels.


 The most valuable job of a trail monitor is being a good ambassador of the trails systems by helping to provide a safe, friendly environment for fellow trail users.


If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact Bob Hand at wytcnews@hotmail.com to sign up for the training session.

 



Regional Trail Corporation Annual Retreat - January 25th

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SOUTH PARK’S BUFFALO INN

9:30 AM – 3:OO PM

JOIN OTHER TRAIL VOLUNTEERS TO LEARN AS WELL AS TEACH BEST PRACTICES. MORE INFORMATION BELOW BY CLICKING ON GREEN LINK. (AGENDA AND REGISTRATION FORM)


 REGIONAL TRAIL CORPORATION  ANNUAL RETREAT AGENDA 

 

JANUARY 25, 2020 (Saturday)  

 

BUFFALO INN (South Park) 3778 Buffalo Drive South Park 15129  

 

9:30 - 10:00 am Registration     10:00 - 11:30 am   Welcome   Trail Groups 2019 Accomplishments, 2020 Plans   Coffee Break              11:30 - 12:30 pm    Draft Trail Group Articles of Association Discussion 

 

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch  

 

1:30 –2:15 pm   Trail Maintenance Challenges and Best Practices   

 

2:15 - 3:00 pm   Possible Fundraising Sources 

 

3:00 - Closing Remarks 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION.  ALSO BREAKFAST WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.   


 REGIONAL TRAIL CORPORATION 2020 RETREAT REGISTRATION FORM BUFFALO INN – 3778 BUFFALO DRIVE – SOUTH PARK 15129  

 

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE – NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.   

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER – JANUARY 21, 2020 

Link is below

Save the Date! 5K/10K/2- Mile Fun Walk- May 16, 2020

Save the Date!!  Sponsored by West Newton Fox's Pizza.  On-line registration coming soon!  WYTC: 724

On-Line registration coming soon! Sponsored by West Newton Fox's Pizza.


Proceeds benefit YRT/GAP trail maintenance.



724-872-5586

Trail Appreciation Day - June 6, 2020

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 Stop by the Visitor’s Center in West Newton for free hot dogs and refreshments and get to know your trail neighbors. Find out what the West Newton Station has to offer you and meet the volunteers who make this resource possible for all GAP visitors.

If you join, you may be able to win a bag of Trail goodies!

27th Annual Labor Day Poker Run - Monday September 7, 2020

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 Join us for a fun-filled morning at the GAP-Westmoreland Yough Trail – on Labor Day-West Newton Trail Head

2020-01-25 RTC Agenda and Registration Form below.

Retreat Agenda and registration form 2020 (pdf)

Download

2019-08-07 Rail Trail Hall of Fame

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Detail your services

 In 2007, the RTC began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country through its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. They selected inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance, community connections and geographic distribution.
 

The #GreatAlleghenyPassage had the honor to become the very first inductee into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. Because of this recognition, people from every state and all over the world come to ride the GAP.
 

We are privileged to have the opportunity to use this great amenity anytime we want as it is in our back yard. The trail is almost wholly maintained by volunteers who rely on memberships, fundraisers, and donations.