Community Fundraising Campaign Underway for Pumpkinvine Connection

Brittany Short Construction Update, Goshen, Middlebury Leave a Comment

Over the past 31 years, volunteers with the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (FPVNT) have worked closely with Public agencies to convert 17 miles of former Pumpkin Vine Railroad corridor into a multi-use trail and linear park.  And in the last two decades the dream of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail came to life, now being used by over 200,000 …

Progress Made on Final Remaining Gap in the Pumpkinvine

Brittany Short Construction Update, Goshen, Middlebury, Pumpkinvine News

650 feet of greenway to the west of County Road 35 in Middlebury is nearly complete, and the long-anticipated closure of the Trail’s final gap is on the horizon. However, Brittany Short, Friends of the Pumpkinvine Board President, says that getting to this point took longer than anticipated. Gas main discovery halts 2020 construction In October of 2020, Trail construction …

On Poison Ivy and Culverts

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Poison ivy and culverts have nothing in common except that I had to deal with both in the last two weeks. I’ll answer your first question right away: a culvert is a structure used for crossings generally under 12 feet instead of constructing a bridge. In practice a culvert basically looks like a huge pipe that allows running water to …

Interning Along the Pumpkinvine

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Hey Pumpkinvine Blog! My name is Isabela Torres, and I am interning with the Friends of the Pumpkinvine this summer. I was raised in Goshen and graduated from GHS in 2015. I’ve been attending Amherst College in Massachusetts where I’ve majored in Environmental Studies. I’m excited to get to learn about the ecology of Northern Indiana and the opportunity to …