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Moosalamoo national recreation area

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Moosalamoo (pronounced moose-ah-la-moo) is derived from the Abenaki word “Mozalômo” meaning “moose call, song or sound”

Good Deeds

"Good deeds done dirt cheap" to paraphrase a song lyric. As trail stewards, several times a year Moosalamoo Association's board and community members volunteer their labor and equipment to accomplish small, but vital projects within the MNRA. Check out some of our recent efforts. 

Sucker Brook Bridge Debris Removal
The Sucker Brook Bridge was decommissioned and demolished in 2022 but the old pressure-treated timbers remained at the site. A crew of volunteers moved the timbers out of the woods to be either re-used or disposed of.
Resources: Six volunteers and 30+ manhours

Trail Clearing Spring 2023
A wind storm in December 2022 knocked down approximately 100 trees throughout the MNRA. It took many weeks to make the trails passable with the help of volunteers from Moosalamoo Association, Addison County Bike Club, and Endurance Society
Resources: Dozens of volunteers and 75+ manhours

Elsie's Loop Bridge - Railings
This bridge had been without railings for a few years creating a safety concern for XC skiers rapidly approaching the bridge on a downhill curve. 
Resources: Six volunteers and 55+ manhours

Water Tower Hill Network
Installed sign posts and "You Are Here" signs throughout the network. Via an agreement with USFS, an excavator completed extensive ditching and water bars.
Resources: Four volunteers and 20+ manhours

Robert Frost Interpretive Area - Toilet Landscaping
A team removed existing sod and installed new plantings in front of the toilets. 
Resources: Six volunteers and 55+ manhours

Oak Ridge Trail Bridge Replacement 
A collapsed trail bridge was demolished and replaced with a new bridge supported by three 20-foot trusses sistered together with six new 2x12x20 pressure-treated timbers donated by rk MILES.
Resources: 15 volunteers and 100+ manhours

Bear Boxes
To keep campers' food stored safely board members sourced the materials, painted, and installed bear boxes in the Moosalamoo Campground. 
Resources: Two volunteers and 20+ manhours

Moosalamoo Association is grateful for support from its members and many local businesses.

Benefactors, Supporters & Friends
And generous support from Champlain Valley Equipment, Green Mountain Club/Breadloaf Section, Multy Builders, Rainbow Pediatrics, The Vermont Book Shop, Waterhouses Campground and Marina, and numerous individual donors. 

Moosalamoo Association is a registered 501(c)(3).

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P.O. Box 148
Brandon, VT  05733

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