Planting Completed at New Pollinator Garden on the Paint Creek Trail

PLANTING COMPLETED AT NEW POLLINATOR GARDEN ON THE PAINT CREEK TRAIL Garden Honors Late Paint Creek Trail Bike Patroller David Moutrie Rochester Hills, Michigan: The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail in conjunction with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently installed a new pollinator garden along the Paint Creek Trail. The new garden is located approximately ¼ mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills. Named in honor of the late David Moutrie, a teacher, environmentalist, and active supporter of the Paint Creek Trail, the garden is a fitting tribute to a man known by many as the “Trail Ambassador”.…

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Paint Creek Trail Celebrates Virtual Natural Trails Day

Paint Creek Trail Virtual National Trails Day® Saturday, June 6, 2020  Rochester, Michigan: On Saturday, June 6, 2020, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will virtually celebrate its 22nd Annual National Trails Day® due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Hiking Society, “National Trails Day® is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and the American Hiking Society believes these trail experiences can improve the lives of every…

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Lake Orion Seniors Honored with Photos Placed Along the Paint Creek Trail

A Happy Trail, a performance art piece, highlighting the Graduating Seniors of Lake Orion High School along the Paint Creek Trail leading into lovely Downtown Lake Orion, 48362. Signs will be placed May 1st and will stay up until May 15th, 2020. Announcing Happy Trail Hosted by: Love n’ Light Productions and Lake Orion Printing & Design in cooperation with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission and the Village of Lake Orion. Any money left over from this project will be donated to Love in the Name of Christ of North Oakland County COVID – 19 Lake Orion fund. For more…

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Paint Creek Trail Users Urged to Maintain 6-Foot Distance

PAINT CREEK TRAIL USERS URGED TO MAINTAIN 6-FOOT DISTANCE Even Outdoors, People Must Maintain Proper Social and Physical Distancing of Six Feet Rochester, Michigan: The Paint Creek Trail, like other recreation trails across the state, has seen a significant increase in users since the stay at home order was issued by Governor Whitmer on March 23rd. Michiganders have turned to trails as a way to find respite and get exercise outdoors during a tremendously challenging time in our country. Both medical and public health experts agree that physical activity is crucial to maintaining well-being as long as safe social distancing…

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Paint Creek Trail Honors Former Trail Manager

PAINT CREEK TRAIL HONORS FORMER TRAIL MANAGER Former Paint Creek Trail Manager, Kristen Myers, Receives Award for Her Many Years of Dedicated Service to The Trail Rochester, Michigan: The Paint Creek Trailways Commission honored former Trail Manager, Kristen Myers, at its January 21st, 2020 regular meeting. Ms. Myers served as manager of the Paint Creek Trail for fifteen years before stepping down in October 2018. The Commission presented Ms. Myers with a resolution recognizing her longtime service to the Trail along with a commemorative pewter Paint Creek Trail spike in a display box. In addition to her many years as trail…

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2020-2024 Draft Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan Now Available for Public Review

The 2020-2024 Draft Paint Creek Trail Recreation Plan is now available for Public Review. The plan will be available for review from December 4, 2019 through January 4, 2020. A copy of the plan is on file and available to the public for inspection and review during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) at the Paint Creek Trailways Commission Offices, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. It is also available online at http://paintcreektrail.org/. Comments can be emailed to Melissa Ford, Paint Creek Trail Manager, at manager@paintcreektrail.org or mailed to “Paint Creek Trail Master Plan,” 4393…

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Paint Creek Trailways Commission Invites Public to Help with Master Plan

Rochester, Michigan: The Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently began work on its 2020-2024 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan. An invitation is being extended to the public to share thoughts and ideas regarding potential trail improvements. In conjunction with the Paint Creek Trail planning consultant, Giffels Webster, we are inviting the public to participate in this process – as individuals, citizens, or as representation of trail user groups or organizations. Community participation is crucial, as this vital Master Plan process will help us forecast our current, short term, and long term trail facility needs and conditions. It will also allow…

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