Bike rack, trash can donations sought for reconstructed wayside
FOMT has funded a major reconstruction of the Mariners Trail Wayside commonly known as the "Little Manitowoc Wayside" located along Lake Drive, a short distance south of Waldo boulevard. To improve safety, Trail users have been rerouted so that they will not have to pass through the parking area, in back of parked cars. The work was supervised by the City of Manitowoc.
In conjunction with this project, FOMT would like to install a new bike rack and trash receptacle to improve the look of the area and match the style of the other cans and racks along the Trail. Donors are being sought to sponsor each of these units, much in the same manner as donors have purchased the familiar blue benches along the Trail. As with the benches, donors may make their gifts in memory of loved ones, and an appropriate plaque will be installed. For more information, please contact John Brunner at 684-8088. FOMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
New Photo Contest rules allow artwork
The rules for the FOMT 2014 Calendar Photo/Art Contest have been posted by Friends of Mariners Trail. This year, not only photos, but also images of artwork, such as paintings, drawings, and modified photos, will be allowed. Once again, the Manitowoc-Two Rivers lakeshore will be the theme for the FOMT calendar. Contest rules, prize information, and entry form are available in pdf form at the link below. Those who are not able to retrieve the form can contact Larry Corrado at 920-684-0828. This year's contest photo submission deadline is September 30, 2013.
2013 Photo Contest rules & entry form. (200 KB PDF)
June Monthly Meeting coming June 26
The June FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm in the basement meeting room of the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, 1515 Memorial Drive, adjacent to Mariners Trail. As always, the meeting is open to both members and non-members. Those interested in getting involved with Friends of Mariners Trail are especially invited to attend.
Friends of Mariners Trail meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, February through October, and are open to the public.
Volunteers clean trail
The annual FOMT Spring Trail Cleanup took place on Saturday, May 4. About 25 volunteers were assigned sections of the trail for trash and litter pickup. About 30 large bags of trash were collected from the trail and surrounding area. Thank you to Kwik Trip for donating cookies, donuts, hot chocolate, and coffee, and to The Fitness Store for providing pickup of the trash bags. Thanks also to all who helped with the cleanup, including several members of the Lakeshore Pedallers who helped even though their organization had an event that same day, and members of other groups who worked in the days preceding the event.
Contacting Friends of Mariners Trail
Friends of Mariners Trail can be contacted at: MarinersTrail@charter.net
Manitowoc WI 54221-2341