The Montour Trail Friends Groups
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Most of the day-to-day maintenance of the trail...

...is performed by one of six local Friends-of-the-Trail groups. Each group meets monthly, and schedules frequent work parties on the trail. There are six Friends groups responsible for local sections of the trail and one dedicated to researching and preserving the history of the Montour Railroad. Our Friends Groups also need help in staffing their own fund raisers for local maintenance.

The Friends groups are
Airport Friends of the Trail (trail miles 0.0 to 12.3)

Meetings are held every Wednesday before second Saturday of the month at 7:00 PM, at the Forest Grove Fire Department. Call 412-264-6303 for more information.

Work and clean-up parties are held the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM. Call 412-262-3748 to get involved.

Fort Cherry Friends of the Trail (trail miles 12.3 to 20.7)

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the McDonald Borough Building, in Council chambers at 7:00 PM. Work parties are scheduled as needed. For more information, contact Ray Johnston at 724-356-2621 or John Wasco at 724-796-3781.

Cecil Friends of the Trail (trail miles 20.7 to 28.5)

Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. From May to August, meetings are held at the Cecil Henderson Road (Kurnick) access area; otherwise, the the meeting place is the trail office (304 Hickman Street, Bridgeville, PA). Call 412-257-2553 for more information.

Work and clean-up parties are every third Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM, subject to change. Watch the Yahoo! group for announcements. Meet at the storage shed at Hendersonville. Call 412-496-4308 for more information.

Peters Friends of the Trail (trail miles 28.5 to 35.0), and Bethel Branch miles 2.1 to 2.8

Meeting are the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Peters Township Community & Recreation Center. For information on meetings or the Friends Group in general, contact Mark Imgrund at markimgrund@comcast.net. You can also connect with the Peters Friends through Facebook or Yahoo! Groups.

Work and clean-up parties are held on the third Saturday of each month, and otherwise as needed. For more information on work parties, contact Jim Robbins at 724-941-6132 or JLRKGR310@aol.com.

Bethel Friends of the Trail (trail miles 35.0 to 35.3) and Bethel Branch miles 0.0-2.1

Meeting every first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Bethel Park Municipal Building Council Chambers. Anyone interested in the Bethel Park Trail segment is encouraged to come. Contact Peter Kohnke at 412-854-1835 for more information.

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM. Call Bob O'Connell at 412-833-6259 for location and information.

South Hills Friends of the Trail (trail miles 35.3 to 46.3)

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, at the South Park Township Community Room, located behind the Township Building at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, 15129. Work and trail clean up parties are scheduled and advertised as needed. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Dave Oyler at (412-831-9288 or davidoyler@verizon.net or Paul McKeown (412-835-6692 or mckeownp@comcast.net.