By DON HAZEL
For The Vista
As you know the wooded trails in Fairfield Glade are all built and maintained by volunteers.
About a month ago, The Friends of Glade Trails asked for volunteers to paint the 11 bridges on the trails with a non-skid paint. The response was excellent. They had more folks volunteer than they had bridges to paint.
If you missed out on the bridge project, here is another great opportunity to help with our trail system.
Several of the trails need a haircut. The vegetation is growing well this summer and the group needs to do their annual weed eating along the trails.
They are hoping to get the following sections of trails weed-whacked in the next week or two. If you, or you and a friend can do a section, just let them know. You can do the weed-eating on your own time … just let them know your schedule. Email them at [email protected]
Here are the opportunities.
1. Wexford – from Kingsboro to Wexford Lane – 8/10th mile
2. Overlook – from parking lot to river – less than 1/2 mile
3. Overlook – all along the river – 1 mile
4. Overlook – from river, up the old road, and back to gravel road – 3/4 mile
5. North Trail – from parking lot up hill, past Hickory Ridge trail, to mileage post – 1/2 mile
6. North Trail – from South entrance to 2nd mileage post. – 3/4 mile
7. North Trail – from parking lot, across Catoosa, to water tower.
8. North Trail – from intersection with Rotherham trail to Bluffview – 1 mile.
9. Hemlock Trail – From lower Bluffview to Rotherham Lane – 7/10 mile
10.Hemlock Trail – From Lake Dartmoor to Rotherham Lane – 1/2 mile
Try to cut back at least a foot on either side of the trails. Wear long pants and eye protection. You will be cutting some poison ivy.
Digging in the dirt
Also, we have about 15 regular trail workers who build and maintain the trails. They generally work every Saturday year round from 9 to 11 A.M. This work is mostly digging, picking, raking and moving rocks.
If you want to be a part of this group, just email, and they will put you on the weekly email list.
You will get an email each week telling where they will be working on Saturday and what they will be doing.
You don’t need to show up every Saturday, but only when you can.
But, you will get an email each week. If you want to get that email, and you can work on Saturday from time to time, just let the group know by emailand they will put you on the list of trail workers.