6th Annual Northern Forest Canoe Trail Online Auction November 3 – December 3, 2010

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2010

Contact: Kate Williams, Executive Director
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802-496-2285 or [email protected]

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Hundreds of essentials for paddlers, hikers and other outdoor lovers await your bids during the 6th Annual Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) Online Auction happening Nov. 3 through Dec. 3. View the auction items and start bidding for your favorites:  http://www.biddingforgood.com/thecanoetrailauction

This benefit auction is a convenient way for the public to purchase top-quality items as holiday gifts or in preparation for next season’s paddling and outdoor adventures, with all proceeds going to support the conservation, youth outdoors, and economic development programs that take place along the 740-mile recreational water trail in New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. Last year’s auction raised more than $29,000 for the trail. This year’s goal is to raise $35,000.

"We have an incredible group of donors for this year’s event," said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams. "The auction connects these donors with outdoorspeople who enjoy using their great products, and the auction proceeds make a real difference in our ability to deliver excellent programs along our route."

The almost 500 items in this year’s auction are featured in a range of categories:  Boats, Paddles, Outdoor and Paddle Gear and Clothing, Footwear, Regional Experiences, Books, Electronics, and more!  See the Auction Catalog for a complete listing and to place your bid.  The 2010 Featured Item is an Old Town Classic Wood Guide 16 – this beautiful boat embodies the heritage and beauty of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

About the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT, Inc. is internationally regarded as the preeminent water trail organization in North America, and connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route.

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