Entries by Dan Lorentz

Trail digging gets started, makes rapid progress

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.

Trail digging training session is set

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.

More crew leaders trained

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

Trail-building supervisors needed for 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 lorentz.d@gmail.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.

Fully installed: bike repair station with air pump and tools

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.

Let’s Try This Again: Ribbon Cutting, Take 2

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.

Ribbon Cutting is Canceled!

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.