A new trail network for Boulevard Woods has been approved by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department. The trail was plotted and designed by Walt Cook, the indefatigable trailblazer who created Cook’s Trail along Sandy Creek among many other trails in Athens.
The first step in making this new trail is to clear the thick growth of plants along the trail corridor, and the trail corridor clearing project is now underway.
Gary Crider, a longtime Weed Warrior at Memorial Park, an early volunteer for Boulevard Woods, and an expert at invasive plant removal is overseeing the Trail Corridor Clearing Project. He has trained nine people so far to serve as crew leaders for the trail corridor clearing project. These crew leaders will guide small platoons of two-to-three other volunteers to undertake corridor clearing work over the course of this summer.