Valley View Foundation
Valley View is a hidden gem that should not be overlooked. “We had been in Milford for over a year and yet I had yet to venture back to the preserve. It was a group trail run that led me back into Valley View, and since then that path has been one of my most travelled.” Says RRT Owner Bryan. The best part was that the Foundation’s beautiful trails that cut though field and forest are less than a mile from the doors of RRT.
The property hosts wildlife, a community garden, a trail system, a hops field, river access, and a walk through history. Although their footprint is relatively smaller at about 150 acres, it is easy to find yourself exploring a new trail or stumbling upon an old barn or beautiful farmhouse on the property. Their message is simple: conserve land, preserve history, and share with the community.
This message resonates loudly with the crew at RRT. We understand the importance of accessibility to the outdoors for all. That is why we strive to be strong partners with the Valley View Foundation. We want to encourage all of our neighbors to visit and support the organization and to take advantage of this gem in our backyards. In 2018, RRT owner was elected on the the board for the Valley View Foundation so that he can have a greater impact with the organization in both fundraising and outdoor recreation. Bryan’s first task was to help organize the resurgence of “Run for the Bottoms” a 5k and 10k race through the grounds. With over 80 participants year one we had a great success in raising nearly $3,000 for the foundation. Keep a look out for next years event!
RRT has worked to financially support the foundation since 2015 when they held their first semi-annual fundraiser at RRT to raise additional funds for Valley View. That year we were able to write a check for an additional $500 to the Foundation, and in 2017 we raised an additional $650. We also sponsor and promote their “Taste to the View” fundraising event with premier raffle items. We are also scheduling volunteer events with the Foundation and promoting those that they already have established, like their spring litter clean-ups. Be sure to check on the RRT events tab for volunteer opportunities.
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