Trail Heroes
David Schumacher & The KRRT “Trail Rangers”

     A very special thanks to Dave Schumacher and his committed group of “Trail Rangers.” David, after a long career in the social service and library fields, has spent much of the last four years helping to maintain and beautify the Kennebec River Rail Trail. David will be passing his Trail Ranger leadership “hat” along to a new leader in 2013.

     Your contributions have been significant and very much appreciated David! Thanks for all the hours that you have committed to the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail, the Kennebec River Rail Trail Board of Supervisors and the trail itself.

On just about any first or third Tuesday morning of the month over the past few years, you may have seen David and his Trail Rangers out on the trail… pruning, trimming, raking, sweeping, planting or in some other way keeping the Trail looking beautiful. Thank you David, Bob Curtis, Curt and Jerry Huber, Andy Hendrickson, Gary Crocker, Kevin Serrier and all the rest of the Rangers for the hard work that you have done to keep our trail safe and looking so nice.

David and the Trail Rangers have not only worked these two Tuesday mornings, they are often seen out on the trail working individually on the trail or, at other times, working to organize and coordinate the efforts of the other organizations or groups that have so generously committed time and effort to the trail as well. These other groups have included: Gardiner High School and Hall-Dale High School students (both schools have contributed time and effort on their respective “Day of Caring”), The Boy Scouts, Key Bank and various other volunteers who have participated in our Trail Maintenance Days.

If you would like to join the Trail Rangers, or in some other way contribute time, tools, plantings or supplies for the maintenance and beautification of the trail, please contact us. We, The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail, are an all-volunteer organization and are thus dependent upon the generosity of community-minded folks throughout the greater Capital region.