Pictured Left to Right: Paul Kingston – Nannen Arboretum Society, Joe Wright – EVGV Trail Committee, Pat Kerl – Nannen Arboretum Society, Matt McAndrew – Town of Ellicottville Supervisor & EVGV Trail Committee
by Joe Wright
If you haven’t visited the Nannen Arboretum or the Town Center on Fillmore Ave. of late, you might want to check out what’s happening as the month of September has been a busy one for the EVGV Trail and its committee.
Standing adjacent to the Nannen Arborteum, Ellicottville residents and tourists will now see the newly constructed EVGV trail head for the Town Center portion of the trail. A special thank you to Terry Fuller’s students from the Carpentry and Construction Trades program from the BOCES Center at Ellicottville for their hard work in building the entrance for the trail that will extend east down to Tim Horton’s. Preliminary excavation could begin later this Fall with the bulk of the construction to begin Spring 2018. The EVGV Trail Committee is always looking for any in-kind help from area construction contractors, excavators, as well as materials to help with construction of this project. Signage for the new trail head was generously provided by Jane Eshbaugh and Holiday Valley.
On Friday, September 22nd, members of the EVGV Trail Committee (see picture above) presented a check to the Nannen Arboretum Society in the amount of $843.19 representing 25% of the proceeds from the EVGV Trail’s First Annual Ham and Turkey raffle held in June at the American Legion Post in Ellicottville.
Lastly, a small portion of the Town Center trail has been staked-out and is already walkable down to roughly the Glen Burn Trail property. On September 15th, Spencer Timkey donated his photographic talents and drone to help give the community an over-head glimpse of this first portion of the trail network. The drone footage is absolutely breathtaking. To see more of this footage, go to the EVGV Trail Facebook page.