Good Neighbor Trail Update 

The Good Neighbor Trail will be extended from where it presently terminates at Weatherly Rd, through the forest and end at the Withlacoochee State Trail.

GNT Phase III is under construction now, and scheduled for completion by this November.  This is the section that will run alongside the paved segment of Richbarn Rd ending at the forest.

GNT Phase IV is currently out to bid for construction. Bids are due August 16. If all goes well, and weather permitting, it should be complete in approximately 18 months. This phase will complete the project terminating at the state trail.

Both projects had survey, and environmental work done prior to design, so certain areas were staked at that time.   

Mark H. Guttman, P.E. 
County Engineer 
Hernando County Department of Public WorksEngineering Division
1525 E. Jefferson Street 
Brooksville, FL 34601

NCBCH's Volunteer of the Year 2017   
Deb Shaughnessy!

Message from President Mammalu

   (Mary Lou Patton)

As the newly elected president of Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen, I want to touch base with all of you.  I am here for you and open to any suggestions you might have about improving the trails, meetings, topics at meeting, a speaker you want to hear again, or anything else you might want to discuss.

Best way to reach me is email or call me at 799-9272

The newly elected board voted to cancel the summer general meetings starting in May & they will resume in September.  Somewhere around first of July we will have a fun meeting.  Any suggestion on what that might be send them to me.  One of our board members suggested a pool party for the Fun General Meeting. 

Tucker Hill Trailhead will be getting a makeover in the summer months.   FFS will be moving the kiosk, container for permit and mounting block, where we horseback riders can access them better.  I met with Lita at her request to discuss her plans and I liked her vision.  She did talk about maybe a place to throw the manure, but I suggested instead we ask riders to spread the manure, as is will disappear much quicker and FFS would not have to deal with removing the manure if it was all piled in one place.

The board also voted on having next year’s Shindig again at John & Kym’s Spotted Dance Ranch.  This year it was a fabulous event and they have graciously asked us back.

Debbie Shaughnessy is looking into why they have not started on the paved Good Neighbor trail through the forest.

I have sent a letter to the board of the Withlacoochee State Trail, to try & convince them to reverse their decision that we have to use their equipment to clear the 9 miles of equestrian trail that runs beside the paved bike/hike trail.

The honoring of Recons will resume in September.

If you see garbage anywhere in our forest or thrown along a road, you can contact me or call the County Garbage Code Enforcement gal Leana at 540-6257.

Happy Trails to all of you.

Shindig 2017

Nature Coast BCH Shindig 2017

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