Save Runway 4/22! Cut the trees.

$33,635 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
It is time to cut some trees! 

It has been a long journey from checking into the price to cut down trees north of runway 04 two years ago until today. We have made a great deal of progress.  We have been able to get permission from both of the landowners of land in the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ), to cut trees. We have a permit from Natural Heritage to cut trees, (not during turtle season) of course. We have a plan with wetlands flagged in the RPZ. Our Plan has been included in the draft vegetation management plan update for KTAN. We have Mass. DOT aeronautics helping us with this submission and their consultant Stantec working on our behalf.

Now we need your help! Please consider what a great place this is for tail draggers, light sport and sport airplanes and how we would like to preserve this for the future.

We have spent almost $10,000. dollars to date. We would like to thank all who have given and participated. Our challenge now is to raise the funds to cut the trees. Unfortunately because they are in a wetland it requires machines on tracks that are low impact. If in fact we get substantial rain between now and November 1, it would also require mats be used. This makes the process very costly. The price could be as high as $35,000.00 or as low as $25,000.00 depending on how wet it is.

Remember we are a 501c3 so all money donated is tax deductible. Also we would consider donations of airplanes or cars or other valuables. 

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One of the main elements in the founding of the Taunton Pilots Association was to prevent the closing of the cross wind runway.

Well, if you have not driven by or flown over runway 4/22 now is a great time as all the trees obstructing the approach of 22 have been removed! This will preserve the crosswind runway for the foreseeable future.

Thank you to everyone who has donated money and time.
To those of you that have not donated yet, now is a great time to help us finish our goal!

Please be part of preserving the oldest runway in Massachusetts.

Thank You

Officers of TPA
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Thank you so much to pilot and non-pilot friends of runway 4/22. A love of aviation teaches much more beyond flight skills. The next generation deserves to have our aviation resources preserved. We have a total of over $33,000 to date. The trees will come down soon!
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Thank you again to our supporters! All the hard work and money spent on surveys and other ground work is paying off now. This current drive is now up to $24,000. We may need up to $35,000 to get the trees cut and removed before winter so time is of the essence! Help spread the word so we can make it to our goal.
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Thanks to all our members & friends we are at $30,000 between GoFundMe and our offline contributions! Please share our GoFundMe info on Facebook and help us reach our goal. Thank you!
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$33,635 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
Created September 30, 2016
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Linda Michaud
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Ted N701TJ
28 months ago

HERE is the $180 I won at last Sunday's Airport Association BBQ drawing.

Steve Kelley
28 months ago

Happy to support this effort

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