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Volunteers needed
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Work to establish a walking trail along Barren Fork River will continue this coming Saturday, July 22.
According to Dr. Wally Bigbee, volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon on that day and work will result in a tentative milestone for the trail’s completion.
“After that day, people will be able to walk from Ramsey Park to Rocket Park along the trail,” said Bigbee. “The trail won’t be 100 percent complete, but it can be used.”
Trail work will include the property recently acquired by the city of McMinnville under a lease agreement with property owners Barry Barnes and Paul Michael Barnes.
“We will meet in Rocket Park near the River Watch structure,” said Bigbee. “The area of work will be from Rocket Park to the bridge on Beersheba Street. Volunteers are needed to use weed and brush cutters and hand tools to cut grass and weeds for a six-foot-wide corridor and closely cut an 18-inch-wide tread way within the corridor. Some people are needed to rake the cut weeds from the corridor.”
Those with tools are urged to bring them, but some will be available.
Everyone should bring gloves, water and snacks as desired. No open-toed shoes. The work is sponsored by the Greenway Council, Friends of the Greenway, and the city of McMinnville.
All adults will need to sign a waiver of liability. Non-adults must have a parent-signed waiver.
“If you can help on July 22 or you know anyone who can, please share this information with them,” said Bigbee.
For more information, Bigbee can be reached at 473-5968.