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.

Trail Corridor Clearing Crew Leaders

Gary Crider

Debbie Kuppersmith

Kelly Kuppersmith

Nick Hinson

Jerry Daniel

Marci White

Tom Keene

Elizabeth Howard

Rhett Crowe

Dan Lorentz

Crew Leader’s Tool Box

Here are downloadable materials for Crew Leaders of the trail corridor clearing project:

The Crew Leader’s Guide to Trail Corridor Clearing at Boulevard Woods (PDF)

Volunteer Sign-in Sheet (PDF)