Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

Friends of Pisgah Annual Meeting Minutes - Nov. 13, 2012

FOP Council Attending: Kathy Thatcher, Gary Montgomery, Bob Smith, John Hudachek, John Herrick, John Summers, Matt Edson, Norma Reppucci, Laurel Powell, James Nikiforakis, Kim Nilsen

: There were 32 members of the FOP, including Council members, present.

The 2012 Annual FOP meeting at the Hinsdale Millstream Community Center was called to order at 7:05 by President Kathy Thatcher.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-11-10

Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, Krister Raasoch, David Weisel and John Hudachek met at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00.  Kathy and Jon Thatcher and Gizmo arrived fashionably late.  It was decided to clear large trees that had fallen on North Ponds Trail.  So we all drove up to Horseshoe Trailhead.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-10-13

Gary Montgomery, Kathy Thatcher, Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, Jon Thatcher, Krister Raasoch, Peggy Kipp and John Hudachek met at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00.    We hiked the road to Kilburn Pond where we split into two groups.

25th Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic at Visitor Center Barn - 2012-09-29

The 25th Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic was held Saturday, September 29th in the Visitor Center barn.  Approximately 45 friends showed up on a drizzly morning.  Turkey and ham as well as great food brought by attendees was enjoyed by all.  Members were thanked for their support and volunteerism.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-09-08

Kari Post, Tim Butterworth, trails chief John Herrick, Krister Raasoch, David Weisel and John Hudachek (not in picture) gathered at the Kilburn Trailhead before driving up to the Friends of Pisgah Dort property on Route 63 in Chesterfield.  The crew cut small trees mostly birch from the east side of the opening.  The goal is to open the view to include Chesterfield Village. The group hiked to the boundary of Pisgah Park after lunch.  A shower ended the work just before 2:00 pm.

John Hudachek

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-08-11

Krister Raasoch, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick gathered at the Horseshoe Trailhead to finish cleaning up brush and trees on the road leading to the Horseshoe Trailhead.  Gary Montgomery brought his lawn mower and cut the grass around the Harlan Fiste Stone's birthplace foundation and the entrance to the park. 

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-07-14

Trails chief John Herrick joined park ranger Norma Reppuci and the mid-week crew Gerry Goslant and Bob Miller to clean up the Reservoir dam.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-06-09

David Weisel, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick showed up to help clear brush and trees on the road before Horseshoe Trailhead.  Gary Montgomery arrived early and using the Friends of Pisgah's new gas brush hog had trimmed weeds and brush along the road.  John Herrick was also there early cutting a large tree down across Old Chesterfield Road.  John Herrick brought his John Deere tractor with wood chipper attached and David and John Herrick chipped brush and tree limbs for four hours. Meanwhile Matt and John Hudachek cut trees in the ditches back to the stone walls with chain saws.  Much work was accomplished and hopefully little reaction from the poison ivy we were working in all day resulted.

John Hudachek

Bear Mountain Connector Trail Maintenance - 2012-05-12

Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, President Kathy Thatcher, Gizmo, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Chesterfield Conservation Commission member Jeff Newcomer and Nellie met at the Kilburn trail head at 10am.  The assignment was to clear and put up trail signs on the Bear Mountain Connector trail from the Kilburn trail head down to Plain Road in Hinsdale.  Kathy and Jeff put up trail signs, Matt using his brush cutter cleared encroaching shrubbery while John and John cut and cleared downed trees and branches. These last members of the work party returned to Kilburn parking area by 2pm.

John Hudachek

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Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-04-14


David Weisel, Matt Edson, Becky & Dewy Ouger and their daughters Olivia and Grace, John Hudachek and Gizmo joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00.  Using rakes and shovels, ruts on the road to Kilburn Pond were smoothed.  Jesse Palmer, alias the Ax man, joined us half way to Kilburn Pond.  We removed sticks and cut brush from the side of the trail down to the Kilburn Pond Dam by noon. Matt used his brush cutter and several others used loppers to trim back the brush encroaching onto the trail.  At this time the majority called it a day and returned to their vehicles at the Kilburn trail head.  Meanwhile David, Jesse, John Hudachek and Gizmo continued around the entire Kilburn loop.