On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Trail Committee, led by chairperson Paul Longenderfer, met to work on the Blue Trail in the Acres. They trenched, drained and rebuilt several wet areas and built a bridge over a small stream. The team dug release points to drain the areas and a trench system to continually drain the area in the future.
This work will help reduce erosion and will lead to a better hiking and biking experience for our members. In addition to Paul Longenderfer, the following AAPOA members of the Trail Committee volunteered their time to make the day a success: Frank Krueger, Phil Dooley, Greg Karl, Jim Jacobs, Cory Egglefield and Margaret Horn.
A special thanks go to Frank for his time scoping the Blue Trail for the bridge placement and to both Frank and Kevin McDonough for buying and cutting the wood prior to the work day.
It is wonderful to have active AAPOA members who go the extra mile for all of us. Thank you all for your time and effort. AAPOA members are welcome to check out this trail and all our other hiking trails.
The next Trail Maintenance Day is scheduled for October 4, 2014. Let us know by email if you are willing to help out on this committee.
Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA