National Trails Day Event
on Friday, June 3 in Jay and Livermore Falls
Chisholm Trails, a program of the Androscoggin Land Trust, is pleased to sponsor a National Trails Day Event on Friday, June 3 in Jay and Livermore Falls .
- To contribute to the development of open spaces and trails in the Androscoggin Greenway.
- To assist local communities in developing a deeper appreciation for the outdoor environment in which they reside.
Date: Friday, June 3; Rain date: Monday June 6
Location: Proposed Riverfront School Trail from Livermore Falls to Jay & the Otis Mill
Objectives: Students will
- Have the opportunity to meet and get to know students from their neighboring school.
- Walk the proposed Riverfront School Trail as a symbolic gesture of moving to a new school.
- Engage in healthy physical exercise.
- Learn through first-hand experience about the paper mill.
- Learn about and gain an appreciation for their environment in an outdoor based environmental education experience.
8:00 am Jay 7 th graders bused to Livermore Falls Middle School
8:15-8:45 am Team building exercise at the Livermore Falls Middle School
8:45-9:45 am Walk to Otis Mill
9:45-10:00 am Keynote speaker Beth Moore, Jay High School student & Snack
10:00-11:40 am Participatory Activities
12:00pm-1:00 pm Participatory Activities
1:00-1:45 pm Walk to Jay Middle School
1:45pm Livermore Falls 7 th graders bused back to their school.
- At Livermore Falls Middle School students are assigned to one of 6 groups. An equal number of students from each school will be in each group (10 students from Livermore Falls MS and 10 students from Jay MS)
- Students will participate in team building exercises within their assigned group.
- Students will walk with their teachers to Otis Mill along the proposed Riverfront School Trail.
- Students will listen to a keynote speaker and eat a snack upon arrival at the Otis Mill.
- Students in their assigned groups will participate in various activities (see below).
- Students will eat a bag lunch provided from home or their home school.
- Students in their assigned groups participate in various activities (see below).
- Students walk to Jay Middle School .
The communities of Jay and Livermore Falls
have been selected by the National Park Service
to receive assistance in planning the Androscoggin
Greenway in our region. Seeking to build on
the success of the new Foundry Road Trail in
Livermore Falls and the well-known Whistle
Stop Trail (Jay to Farmington ) in Jay, area
leaders have partnered with the Androscoggin
Land Trust ( ALT ) to connect our neighborhoods,
schools, and the Androscoggin River with a
Trails' National Trails Day 2010 School to
Communities working together to celebrate
our history, connect our special places, create
recreational opportunities, and attract people
to live, work and play here.
Our initial goal is to link the Jay and Livermore
Falls high schools and the river, with a recreational
Who is Involved?
Although the Jay and Livermore Falls area
is best known for its industrial heritage and
role in Maine's forest products economy, an
emerging focus on downtown revitalization and
recreational use of the Androscoggin is creating
innovative partnerships to attract new investment
and visitors. Chisholm Trails is a grassroots
organization and our partners include businesses,
town government, non-profits, recreational
groups and others are pitching in. For our
full list of our supporters, click here.
For more information or to get involved, contact:
Androscoggin Land Trust, 782-2302
home towns of Jay and Livermore Falls have
a beautiful area in which to be proud. Chisolm
Trails is a great example of how we can work
together for the betterment of our communities.
This will be a spectacular trail where our
citizens can get active and where visitors
will be attracted!"
President, Howie's Welding & Fabrication,
"I think the idea of a trail
connecting the schools is a win win situation.
The kids get a safe place to get exercise,
the towns get a project they can work on together,
and Tim Demillo and Mary Howes of Otis
Ventures get support for their efforts to revive
business at the Otis Mill site. This project
looks to the future of Jay/Livermore Falls!"
Co-owner, Ski Depot and landowner
exciting, collaboration between Chisholm
Trails and Androscoggin Land Trust to build
a walking trail connecting our schools deserves
all the support we can muster. It addresses,
health and recreation, pays homage to our
heritage, lays the groundwork for future
cooperation between the towns of Jay and
Livermore Falls and acts to buttress growing
efforts at economic revitalization. Greater
Franklin Development Corp gives a big thumbs
Executive Director, Greater Franklin