As of September 27th
Even though the weather has turned a bit wetter, the forest is still quite dry. It will take a lot more rain to drop the fire danger, so continue to be careful out there!
You will notice that Otter Meadow has been mowed. We are trying to keep the blackberries from taking over and to preserve the meadow. In the center we’ve left the reed canary grass. Supposedly its presence indicates a possible wetland. Wetlands are generally preserved and until we get some clarification on the status of the meadow, we’ll just limit ourselves to keeping the blackberries and the alder sprouts cut back.
Dennis Kommer contributes a day of work to the Greenway each year. This year, we had him clean up the blackberries and other brush up in the Highlands. We thank him for his work.
We have provided maps for your use in the past. Unfortunately, they cost money! The county has been making copies for us but will only do this until the end of 2023. We could use our funds, but then we would not be able to do the things we do to keep the Greenway in shape. There are several apps that will work on your smart phone that use GPS-enabled maps. We used to recommend Maprika to use as a map app, but it might no longer be available. We’ll let you know when we find a suitable app.
To replace the paper maps we are exploring posting “you are here” maps at various places throughout the trail system. With any luck, we’ll have them in place by the end of the year.
Can’t remember where the trail number posts are located? Check out our map in the Visitor Information menu item.
Want to report stuff? Want to volunteer to help? Just e-mail us at email@example.com to make your report. You can also comment on our Facebook page. Something we ask you to do when reporting: Tell us what the problem is and approximately where it is. Try to tie your description to a post number. If it is a tree across the trail, tell us approximately how large it is. If we can use a hand saw, it saves us from lugging a heavy chain saw into the woods.
We can always use more volunteers, whether you want to do physical labor or are more the casual hiker type of person and just prefer to act as an extra set of eyes for us. Any help is really appreciated and you’ll get bragging rights for working with us! There is no “required” amount of time for volunteers to work. Just navigate to the “Contact Us” menu item (under “The Greenway” tab) and raise your hand!