Eight volunteers gathered Sunday, Jan. 29 for a quick training session on trail digging techniques, and promptly got to work. Soft soil conditions, a good, cool working temperature and lots of energy all contributed to getting more of the trail corridor dug out than initially anticipated.
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CANCELLED: We need volunteers for trail digging. Christine Traini, trails and open space supervisor for ACC Leisure Services, will offer a refresher course on digging techniques this Saturday, January 21 from 10 am to noon at the park.
The trail corridor at Boulevard Woods is cleared; now, it’s time to dig the trail bed. If you’re up for this task, please join us Saturday, October 1 from 2 pm to 3 pm at the park for a training session on how to dig trails.
Tom Keene, Marci White and Elizabeth Howard became crew leaders for the trail corridor clearing project at Boulevard Woods after a training session Wednesday afternoon led by Weed Warrior Gary Crider
Gary Crider, implacable foe of invasive plants and experienced trail-builder, began training people on Saturday, June 18 to serve as supervisors for a trail corridor clearing project at Boulevard Woods.
We need volunteer help to build trails at Boulevard Woods. As a first step, what we need is a corps of folks willing to be trained in how to clear a trail corridor and to serve on a rotating basis over the coming weeks to supervise other volunteers in trail corridor work. If you’re willing and able to serve as a supervisor, please RSVP to email@example.com and join us this Saturday, June 18, from 10 am to 12 noon at Boulevard Woods Park (298 Barber St.) for a training session.
Big thanks to Fred Smith, longtime member of Bike Athens, for installing the tool set for the new bike repair station at Boulevard Woods. Now, not only can you inflate tires with the air pump, you can use the Philips and flat head screwdrivers, Allen and box wrenches and tire levers to adjust brakes and derailleurs and perform other basic bike repairs and maintenance tasks.
The sun shone. The ribbon was cut. The park is open!
Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department has scheduled the official Boulevard Woods ribbon cutting ceremony for Thursday, Feb. 4 at 2 pm. After the ribbon is cut, Boulevard Woods will be an ACC park officially open to the public.
A very confident forecast for very bad weather has forced the cancellation of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Boulevard Woods originally scheduled to take place Friday, January 22. The ribbon cutting will be rescheduled soon, and we’ll let you know about that here.