Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today nearly $3.3 million in federal economic recovery funding for Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. This federal support will help create good-paying jobs while preserving Vermont’s natural resources.The Green Mountain National Forest will receive $1.4 million to address a backlog of trail maintenance projects, $657,000 for work on existing recreation facilities, and $1.2 million to restore two dams that retain Lefferts Pond in the town of Chittenden. The Green Mountain National Forest is partnering with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Club and Vermont Association of Snow Travelers in these projects.Approximately 40 young adults and professionals will be put to work across the state over the next two years to address the approximately 627 miles of hiking, skiing, biking, equestrian, and snowmobile trails in need of maintenance. The forest service expects to work toward replacing restroom facilities, repairing damage from the August 2008 flooding, and rehabilitating the historic Stratton Mountain caretaker’s cabin and fire tower. Source: Senator Sanders’ office. WASHINGTON, July 24, 2009 –
THE Alnees Turf Club, which has been inactive for a number of months will once again get involved in the staging of horse race meets at its facilities, Corentyne, Berbice, beginning May 14.According to a release, the club will be staging a seven-race meet after almost one year and the event is expected to attract Guyana’s best stables and horses for the seven-race meet, which gets underway at 13:00hrs.Over $3M in prize money will be up for grabs and the feature race will be the Alness Open Classic. There will also be a race for G and Lower animals, one for H and Lower, another for `I’ and Lower and one each for `J’, `K’ and `L’ and Lower horses.The top jockey, trainer and top stable will be rewarded.According the Marcell Crawford Jr, organiser of the event, the facility is currently being rehabilitated and during the year, many more events are planned for the facility.