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Friends of the Trail workday is Sunday

Volunteers needed to level gravel on trail

PHOTO PROVIDED From left are Community Planner Greg Smith, Deb Smeltz, and Wayne McCollough, who along with CleanScapes Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy surveyed the trail and marked work areas with orange flagging tape. To complete this project in one afternoon, a total of 30 trail crew volunteers and 3-4 tractors are needed.

LOCK HAVEN — After two consecutive years of never ending rainfall washed out sections of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail system, the Clinton County Planning Department announced the third party contractor has completed repairing drainage issues.

To optimize the trail’s surface condition, the Friends of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail and Clinton County CleanScapes volunteers will top dress and level TSA gravel on tomorrow, Oct. 20. from 1 to 4 p.m.

To complete the project community members are needed to help, especially owner operators of tractors with attached buckets. During the event, the tractors are needed to transport TSA gravel from the staging area to predetermined work sites on the trail and spread the material with the tractor’s bucket. After the tractors deliver TSA, trail crew volunteers will spread and level the TSA gravel with metal rakes.

Trail crew participants need to provide their own tools such as a metal landscape, thatching or infield style rakes. Total length of the work area is over one mile. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tractor operators and land crew volunteers are requested to register by 12 noon today.

All registered participants will be provided the Castanea Township meeting location, work gloves and refreshments. To register call or email Elisabeth Lynch McCoy at 570-726-3511 or clintoncountycleanscapes@yahoo.com. To learn more about the Friends of the Trail contact the secretary Deb Smeltz at smeltz4@comcast.net.

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