HELP REMOVE BRACNCHES AND TREES BLOCKING TRAILS.
The freak October snowstorm left unprecedented damage with hundreds of trees now blocking our trails. We had 30 people reopen trails of the Forest Preserve last weekend, but we still have miles of trail to reopen while the weather is still warm. The County is slowly clearing the blocked roads (Crest Drive, Bear Lane, Mayapple Hill access), but we need to move quickly to resurrect the trails. We wil be meeting:
Saturday, Nov. 12th, 9-12:30, at Painter’s Point, 1/2 mile north of Glenn Ave on Brookside Drive.
Sunday, Nov. 13th, 9-12, at Tulip Springs, 1/2 mile north of South Orange Ave. off Cherry Lane (go to second, larger parking lot once you turn off Cherry Lane).
Sunday, Nov. 20th at the Forest Preserve (near dog park off Crest Drive) and at a second location to be determined.
Bring pruners, long-handled loppers, a chainsaw – if you have one – and your friends (15 years or older). We have water and gloves.
Again, thanks for all the great help last week and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org about the damage:
1) trees near trails and roads that are a safety hazard, and
2) trees blocking major trails and, especially, the drainage channels and culverts (pipes). If not cleared, they can cause destructive erosion over the winter.