Friends of the Valdese Rec
April Newsletter
Group Walk on the Greenway
Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm

Join us at Valdese Lakeside Park for a walk along the lake and creek. The entire trail is 1.3 miles long - but you can turn back at any time. Walk at your own pace or with the group.
Directions ~~ Facebook Event
VLP Cleanup - Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 am

Let's work together to keep the Valdese Lakeside Park trails clear and the park clean. Plenty of choices for what you would like to do.....

1) Clear briars on way to Meditation Point - bring clippers
2) Move existing mulch over to swampy curve of greenway - bring shovels, maybe wheel borrow
3) Cut grass along entrance, greenway, etc - bring lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc
4) Clean trash out of cove - we will have trash bags

We will always have a workday the first Saturday of the Month at 9am. Facebook Event
Volunteers logged 212 hours
at Valdese Lakeside Park in 2018!
VLP Grant Update to Public
Parks and Recreation Director Doug Knight spoke to the public on March 13 about Valdese Lakeside Park and what the PARTF grant would include. The grant application will request funds for restrooms, picnic area, dog park, wildlife viewing platform, kayak launch, walking trail to viewing platform, parking, entry road for around $300K and the match will be covered by private donors and another grant. These are items in the Master Park Plan

At the April 1 Town Council Meeting at 6:00 pm, Council will vote to approve the Master Park Plan. When the approved plan is submitted with the PARTF grant, more points are awarded, which will put the application higher in the ranking to receive money. Approving the plan does not mean it will all be built, but will serve as a guide for developing Valdese Lakeside Park and show grant officials a plan is in place. 

For example, the items requested through the PARTF grant will be placed in the locations shown in the Master Park Plan. 
Clean the Streets of Valdese
FVR, Valdese Rotary Club, HMS and DHS Interact Clubs and Community Members
cleaned Lovelady and Meytre on Saturday, March 2.
16 volunteers, 30 bags of trash, 4 tires, 1 road sign.
New Signage at VLP
Based on visitor requests ..... we have signs pointing to VLP near the Waster Water Plant, signs for parking, signs for trail heads, signs for points of interest. It may be overload - but we want people to feel comfortable exploring Valdese Lakeside Park.
VLP Park Visitors Caught on Camera

Catawba Valley Outdoor Club (and Zakk with Lucy)

DHS Band Director, Jason Hoyle and son

Justin Smith's Bike

The Wander Women Hiking Club
It has been over 4 years since Friends of the Valdese Rec started the plan to help acquire the 300 acres on Lake Rhodhiss. Review the History
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