Attention - Until Further Notice all Equestrian Trails Closed

Due to damage from Hurricane Irma all trails in Croom that are designated for recreational use have been CLOSED until further notice . Trail heads currently have signs posted that no one should be using the trails for recreation. We have been asked by Lita to provide resources to check and clear our equestrian trails. See below:

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email finds each of you in good health and with you having weathered the storm with no major damages or impacts. 

We have been blessed to have almost no damage to buildings and structures, however our campgrounds and trails (actually all of our forest) have been significantly impacted By Hurricane Irma and we are looking to you all for any assistance that you might be able to provide. We have not even begun to evaluate our miles of hiking, biking and horse trails. 

If you have any folks that can provide chainsaw and/or any other assistance, please let me know so that all efforts can be efficiently coordinated. The Croom Motorcycle Area along with all of the other recreational forest trails will likely take a lot of time and manpower to inspect and clear. 

Thank you. 

Lita Nell Hart

October Message from President Mammalu

   (Mary Lou Patton)

Damage from hurricane Irma has made the horse trails in Croom a MESS!

First however I want to thank all of you who have been working hard to get the trails open.  I will send out soon a thank you for what I call first responders and mention their names.  As we get out there the list of trails that still needed major clearing and are impassible is growing and we need more


We need people to walk or use an ATV to work on the trails that need cleared or a tractor to help move big stuff off of them. If you are able to help please contact me

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

Would love to see you at our next meeting on October 18th 5:30 PM at Country Kitchen. 

Horse Hay “Whoas!” 

Donna Foulk – Penn State Equine Team Educator 

Be kind to your hay producer – especially this year. Saying that haymaking conditions this spring and summer have been poor is a huge understatement.  It was rare to have two days in a row without rain and rarer still to have successive days with low humidity. The following information summarizes some of the hay issues that you may experience this year due to the poor drying conditions.  

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