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Volunteer  Recognition

Thank-You, Chief Noonday Chapter Volunteers!

 

Our TRAIL ADOPTERS accept a section of the Trail where they hike about once each month and perform "easy to handle" maintenance, i.e. trimming brush, mowing grass, removing limbs and branches from the trail, refurbishing blazing, etc. 

They file a monthly report on the condition of their trail section and outline larger maintenance projects to be carried out by the Chapter work crews. 

We owe them our gratitude for keeping our trail open and in a good hiking condition for all of us to use. 

This list changes regularly (such as new Adopters being added), so if you have a section of trail and you are not listed, or you are interested in helping, please contact Mick Hawkins to be added!
 

(Currently without
an Adopter)
From Solomon Road to Harris Creek Road along the 108th Street corridor, Middleville State Game Area
(Currently without
an Adopter)
From Parmalee Road to Garbow Road, Middleville State Game Area
Mike Gormley
Luke Jordan, NPS
Audrey Cantrell
Assisted by:
Phil Van Noord
From Johnson Road to Robertson Road, Middleville State Game Area
Ron & Gwen
Shavalier
Matt Smith
Assisted by:
Phil Van Noord
From Robertson Road to Crane Road, Middleville State Game Area
Rick Moore Paul Henry Thornapple Trail from Main Street, Middleville, to McCann Road, Irving
Jane Norton
Mary Rebert
From Peets Road, a mile west of M-37, to M-179, Barry State Game Area. 
Chuck & Mary Schira
Jim Bruce
From M-179 southwest to Bassett Lake Road in the Barry State Game Area and continuing to McDonald Lake in the Yankee Springs Recreation Area (We thank Andrea Mack for her past service on this section.)
Dave & Joyce
Salisbury
From McDonald Lake, past Hall Lake in Yankee Springs Recreation Area to Gun Lake Road. 
Jim & Marcia Mellen Gun Lake Road to Norris Road in Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Michael Purcell From Norris Road east and south to the southern boundary of the Barry State Game Area, and continuing through Circle Pines Center to Mullen Road.
Jim Martin
Max Sine
Baseline Rd to C Avenue in the Kellogg Biological Station(We thank Jim Bronson for his past service on this section.)
Valerie Hyndman
William Strong
Darrell & Marci Burke
Assisted by:
Jeff Fleming
From C Avenue (beginning at 1/3 mile west of 42nd Street), south to M-89
Sharon Battaglia
Assisted by:
Jeff Fleming
From M-89 (beginning at 1/3 mile east of 42nd Street), south into Kellogg Experimental Forest to start of Dr. Sackett property
Chris Vreeland
&  Family
Assisted by:
Sharon Battaglia
From Dr. Sackett property line at KEF south to E-F Avenue.
Bobbi Jo Gamache
Theresa Debelak
Assisted by:
Jeff Fleming
From E-F Avenue south to Augusta Drive trailhead (0.4 mile north of M-96)
Larry Pio
Eric Longman
From Kalamazoo River thru the Fort Custer State Recreation Area and the Fort Custer National Cemetery to Armstrong Road
(Currently without
an Adopter)
From Brady Road at Dickman Road, west terminus of the Battle Creek Linear Park pathway, along the NPS-certified portion of the pathway to the Emmett Street crossing   (We thank Sue Bond for her years of past service on this section.)
Bob Cooley
Kingery Clingenpeel
Jack Childs
John Elandt
From Jameson Ave Ott Biological Preserve entrance through Kimball Pines County Park to Historic Bridge Park(We remember, with gratitude, the service of Jerry Phillips on this section.)
New Adopters

(List updated June 27, 2017)

 

N.C.T.A. Annual Awards

Year Granted

Award

Recipient

2014 Distinguished Service Larry Hawkins
2013 Blue Blazes Benefactor Dave & Jan Cornell
2012 Outreach Larry Pio
2012 Sweep Charles Krammin
2012 Friend of the Trail Andru Jevicks,
DNR, YSRA
2012 Communicator
of the Year
Mary Rebert
2012 Rising Star Students of Thornapple Kellogg & Maple Valley
High Schools
2012 Trailblazer W. K. Kellogg Biological Station &
W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest
2012 Distinguished Service Mick Hawkins
Ron Sootsman
2011 Chapter Honor Award Mick Hawkins
2010 Chapter Honor Award Ron Sootsman
2009 Outreach Tom Garnett
2009 Trail Builder
of the Year
Charles Krammin
2009 Chapter Honor Award Larry Pio
2007 Communicator
of the Year
Mick Hawkins
2006 NCTA Lifetime Achievement Dave Cornell
2004 Most Total
Volunteer hours
Charles Krammin
2003 NCTA Leadership Dave Cornell

 

 


N.P.S. Awards for Cumulative Hours of Volunteer Work

 

1000 Hour Award: fleece vest with embroidered name, NCTA logo, NPS Volunteer Patch
400 Hour Award:  National Park Service Volunteer shirt with NCTA logo,
NPS Volunteer Patch, and embroidered name

200 Hour Award: 32 oz Nalgene water bottle w/ NCTA & NPS logos

100 Hour Award:  National Park Service Volunteer Pin and personalized name badge

(Note: The actual awards can change from year to year.  The items above were given out in 2006.) 

 

Year Granted

Award   Level

Recipient

2013 4000 hours
Presidential "Call to Service" Award
Mick Hawkins
Larry Pio
2013 4000 hours
Presidential "Call to Service" Award
Ron Sootsman
2011 4000 hours
Presidential "Call to Service" Award
Dave Cornell
     
2012 2500 hours Mick Hawkins
Larry Pio
Ron Sootsman
2007 2500 hours Dave Cornell
     
2013 1000 hours Linda Sootsman
2011 1000 hours Larry Hawkins
2010 1000 hours Ron Sootsman
2008 1000 hours Mick Hawkins
2008 1000 hours Steve Hicks
2007 1000 hours Jim Baldwin
2006

1000 hours

Dave Cornell
2006

1000 hours

Tom Garnett
2006

1000 hours

Charles Krammin
2006

1000 hours

Larry Pio
     
2014 400 hours Jeff Fleming
2013 400 hours Bob Cooley
Mary Rebert
Mike Wilkey
2012 400 hours Linda Sootsman
Robert Sulaski
2008 400 hours Ron Sootsman
2007 400 hours Mick Hawkins
2006 400 hours Jim Baldwin
2006 400 hours Larry Hawkins
2004 400 hours Steve Hicks
2004 400 hours Jerry Pattok
2004 400 hours Gail Speer
2003 400 hours Dave Cornell
2003 400 hours Barb VanDyken
2003 400 hours Tom Garnett
2003 400 hours Larry Pio

2002

400 hours

John Rudnicki

2001

400 hours

Charles Krammin

1999

400 hours

Neil Juhl

     
2014 200 hours Eric Longman
Jane Norton
2013 200 hours Jeff Fleming
Linda Wilkey
2012 200 hours Bob Cooley
Mary Rebert
2011 200 hours D. James Heaton
Robert Sulaski
2010 200 hours Linda Sootsman
2006

200 hours

Tom Garnett
2006

200 hours

Mick Hawkins
     
2013 100 hours Patt Bartig
Jane Norton
Linda Wilkey
2012 100 hours Eric Longman
Mary Rebert
2011 100 hours Bob Cooley
Rick Moore
Michael Wilkey
2010 100 hours Jim Martin
2009 100 hours Linda Sootsman
2008 100 hours Steve Chapman
2008 100 hours Jeff Fleming
2007 100 hours Tom Momenee
2007 100 hours Ron Sootsman
2006

100 hours

Tom Garnett
2006

100 hours

Mick Hawkins
2006

100 hours

Wayne Marvin
2006

100 hours

John Morgan
2006

100 hours

Linda Warren
2005 100 hours D. James Heaton
2004

100 hours

Dennis Hansen
2004

100 hours

Larry Hawkins

2002

100 hours

Dave Cornell

2002

100 hours

Gail Speer

2002

100 hours

Larry Hawkins

2002

100 hours

Larry Pio

2002

100 hours

Sheryl Drenth

2002

100 hours

Tom Funke

2002 100 hours Jerry Pattok

2001

100 hours

Steven Hicks

2001

100 hours

Teresa Agostini

2000

100 hours

John Rudnicki

2000

100 hours

LaVerne Bebeau

1999

100 hours

Robert Benham

1999

100 hours

Tom Garnett

1998

100 hours

Amaryliss South

1998

100 hours

Barbara Powell

1998

100 hours

Lynn Waldron

1998

100 hours

Ralph Powell

 

 

 

 

Please note:  We are aware that there are others of you out there who are not listed above and by all rights SHOULD be listed.  In order to be counted and recognized, we need you to submit your volunteer hours regularly (monthly, or quarterly, or per event / day) by updating your information on the web site found at Record Volunteer Hours.  Without a formal record, we have no way of knowing how many hours you have helped us. 

We apologize for any missing names.  If you feel you have been missed, AND you have logged all your hours on the national website, then please contact our chapter president (please refer to our Chapter Contact web page).

 

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