UVLT was recently awarded a grant of $2000 from the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund. UVLT was one of just 24 organizations selected from across the entire United States. The grant will be used for public trail improvements of the Clay Brook Trail system near Lyme, NH. With the help of local volunteers, the Connecticut River Joint Commissions and the Lyme Conservation Commission, the Clay Brook Trail was initially established to link other trails and walkways across several conserved properties and the Lyme Town Forest. Unfortunately, the trail has been temporarily closed due to overgrowth, needed improvements, and logging complications which have obstructed access to portions of the trail. The American Hiking Society grant (see www.americanhiking.org/NTF.aspx) will enable UVLT and area volunteers to complete much-needed trail improvements and to continue recreational maintenance efforts on other trails throughout the area. The Clay Brook Trail is part of UVLT’s network of 23 public trails in the Upper Valley. To access information about trails and recreational opportunities, please visit www.uvlt.org/trails.