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Contacting the Butler Chapter

Use the information below to contact us to get more information about our trail, to let us know you will be attending one of our events, to find out how to join our ranks or how you can help or whatever is on your mind.

Chapter President: Dave Adams

Chapter VP:  Brian Loutzenhiser

Chapter Secretary:  Joyce Appel

Chapter Treasurer: Peggy Mourer

Chapter Webmaster:  Dave Adams

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Coreen Flanery-Williams June 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Hi, new to the NCT, am doing the 100 mile challenge, I am from Mercer and have been hitting several spots along the nearby trail. I was on the section today between Hallston Road and 308 in West Sunbury, and was concerned as this section was very overgrown and it seemed neglected. I had been on this section in the winter and it was good. I know that all the rain has made everything grow crazy, along with normal spring… of course. :). I wondered if anyone was planning a clean up there, I would volunteer also. I did some very limited clean up today as I walked, pushing back briars, and moved some large limbs out of the path. Please let me know. Thanks so much!! Very much enjoying my experiences thus far, and want to help others do the same. I still had a good time today, despite the ‘rough going’, but… my legs are torn up from briars. 😉


Dave Adams June 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Hi Coreen,

Thanks for your report on trail conditions. The rain this spring and early summer has produced weeds and multiflora rose growth that is 2x and 3x mormal.
I will forward to our maintainers in that area. There is a planned trail maintenance day this Saturday near there. Here are the details from Brian Loutzenhiser, our chapter VP:

I’ve recently found the North Country Trail is in need of some maintenance southwest of the Pleasant Valley parking area. There are several trees down across the trail in this section. Also, the gamelands management has attempted to dig some drainage ditches near the trail and dumped the spoil on top of our trail. The dirt, rock, and roots will need to be cleared so that we can get the DR Mower past this area. I’m planning to get started Saturday morning if the weather is good around 9:00AM at Pleasant Valley. If anyone has free time that day, please let me know. Brian
Dave A


Jeannine Schoenecker June 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Do you have a mailing address? I would like to make a memorial contribution in honor of John Stehle.

Jeannine Schoenecker


Dave Adams June 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Hi Jeannine, You may mail a memorial contribution in honor of John Stehle to our Michigan headquarters noting its for the Butler Chapter and a memorial donation for John Stehle.
Their address is: North Country Trail Association, 229 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331
Dave Adams


Cindy A Webreck June 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Is it possible to make a donation directly to the Butler Chapter (and if so, where should I send it) or do I need to go through the national office?


Dave Adams June 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

All our funds go through the national office; you can donate online via their website or mail it in. In both cases note it is for the Butler Chapter.


Victor Vouga June 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Ron: I regularly run the NCT and the GRT and have run the GRT Trail Race and Ultramarathon for the past 5 years. I recently registered to run the Buckeye Trail 50K in Brecksville, OH and they informed me that in order to run it, I need to do at 3 volunteer hours either a trail race or for a trail organization. Obviously, I have no problem doing that, but with race being on July 9, I don’t have much time. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how I can help do some work on the trails here in Butler and have someone sign off on the their form? Thanks.


Dave Adams June 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Hi Victor, I will forward your info to our trail adopters, who always have some trimming/mowing/lopping work to do on the trail.


Jane Emminger May 6, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Ron Rice,

Please email me about the two days a week that you are doing trail work near West Sunbury and I will attempt to help. Days, times, place, what to bring, etc.

Jane Emminger


Dave Adams May 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Hi Jane, Ron added you to his trailwork email list and you will be contacted when our next trail workdays are scheduled. ( They may be of short notice due to bad weather, etc.)


Jen McManus May 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Are your monthly meetings on the second Wed. or Thurs. each month?


Dave Adams May 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Hi Jen, This year we changed our monthly meetings to the second Wednesday of each month.
They are at 6:30pm at the Butler, PA. YMCA trustees meeting room (1st floor).


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