"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level
with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."
-Henry David Thoreau
VASSA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of all volunteers, many of whom also are involved with other silent sport groups or work fulltime for others or at their own business. But all of them believe in VASSA's mission of acting in the public interest to promote and develop silent sport, non-motorized trails and recreation in Vilas County, WI and the surrounding areas of Wisconsin.
Assisting Area Trail Groups
Facilitating communication between new and established trail groups, the community, and silent sports enthusiasts. One of our current projects is the countywide bike/ped route and trail plan.
Advising New & Potential Trail Builders
Helping trail groups and trail projects go from dream to reality through sharing of knowledge
Informing the Trail Community
Spreading the word about the benefits of enjoying silent sports and the growing number of opportunities to enjoy silent sports in the Vilas area.
Advocating a Positive Vision
Creating a vision of a sustainable and prosperous future for the Vilas area through the development and growth of silent sport recreation.
Get involved...silent sports enthusiasts, organizations and supporters interested in getting involved are welcome to attend a VASSA meeting, participate or volunteer at an event, or contact us with your project or idea.
Michael “Mike” Robillard, Eagle River WI
Manager, Tara Lila LLC North, Eagle River WI
Secretary, Three Eagle Trail Foundation
Cindy Burzinski, Eagle River, WI
Director, Vilas County Tourism and Publicity, Eagle River WI
Jed Lechleitner, Eagle River WI
Officer, Business Banker, BMO Harris Bank Eagle River WI
President, Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
Richard Aylward, Neenah/Eagle River WI
Co-Owner, Tara Lila/Mushy Lake LLC, Neenah/Eagle River WI
Jeff Currie, Cloverland WI
President, Great WI Headwaters Trail Foundation
Diane Anderson, Cloverland WI
Big Brainz Creative
Director (Ex-Officio) / Vilas Health Liaison
Jim Behling, Eagle River WI
Vilas County Public Health Board, City of Eagle River, Eagle River WI
Joe Laux, Eagle River WI
Administrator, City of Eagle River, Eagle River WI
VASSA Supporters and Advisors
Dan Anderson, Dairy Queen of Eagle River, dqeagleriver.com
Joe Panci, Trees for Tomorrow, treesfortomorrow.com
Nordmarka XC Ski Club, contact Troy Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org
Develops and promotes cross-country skiing in the Eagle River area by sponsoring winters programs and grooming its own ski trails for the community and middle school gym classes to enjoy.
Darryl Landeau, NCWRPC, ncwrpc.org
Gary Meister, Great WI Headwater Trail System, 3eagletrail.com
Tom Rulseh, Three Eagle Trail Foundation, 3eagletrail.com
Tricia Moore, Northwoods Land Trust, northwoodslandtrust.org
Sandy Lotto, Lotto’s Log Cabin Outdoor School, lottoslogcabin.com
Carlton Schroeder, Civil Engineer (Ret.)
Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Ass. (RASTA), rastatrails.org
Mary Jo Berner, Silent Trailblazer
Kelly Haverkampf, Community Dev., UW Ext.
Edgewater Inn and Cottages, Eagle River WI,
Perry Sippl, (above) and Diane Anderson, VASSA Director (left) volunteer their help with brat preparation for the 2012 GRABAAWR event in Eagle River, WI.