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February 2019

HANSVILLE GREENWAY UPDATE

The next bi-monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm at the Greater Hansville Community Center.

Late December and early January winds blew through the Greenway downing trees, snapping branches, and scattering debris. Wind is Mother Nature’s tool for pruning forests of dead and weakened trees. The problem is Mother Nature does not clean up after herself, which requires the Greenway’s dedicated volunteer staff to plan, mobilize and attack the fallen trees and limbs with chainsaws, loppers, and other tools necessary to clean up the mess.

Saturday, January 5th provided volunteers a weather opportunity to assemble and clean up after the heavy winds blew through in late December and early January. About 40 trees and branches were downed, impacting the trail between Hansville Highway and milepost 18. Volunteers met at Norwegian Point Park to carpool to the cleanup area. Within about 1 1/2 hours the crew had sawed, lopped and removed the downed trees and limbs from the trail, once again opening the path to safe hiking. A big thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to this endeavor making it a success. If you have an interest in volunteering to help keep the Greenway trails accessible, please contact us through the website at Hansvillegreenway.org