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Trail Work
« on: February 18, 2016, 03:42:05 PM »
I'm going to be at the park Sat 2/20 marking the singletrack if anyone wants to come out and help.  I've never done it before but there is always a first time for everything!


I plan on getting there around 10am and will work for a few hours.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 08:15:20 PM »
Good to see things happening!

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 05:32:20 PM »
Very productive day.  I have a loop marked ready for burning in.  A little bush whacking through honeysuckle will be required and small sections of bench work but with a little effort it should be ready by April.


I surveyed a section for a flow trail with a few table tops as well.


Building a couple practice drops to roll outs, one will be a beginner drop of only a foot for kids and the other will be around 2 ft.  I will have room in the future to add a larger drop as people get used to the others.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 07:12:45 PM »
Nice. Good to hear of the progress

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 10:27:55 AM »
My partner and I have been working on the trail during the day and now have the brush removed for the trail sections that go through the woods.


Look for a big work day soon to cut the trail in the grass and rake the paths in the woods.


I will post a date soon and email those I have on my email list.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 12:13:44 PM »
I'll try to make it to the work day if I can, John.  Put me on your email list if I'm not already.

And let me know if you're ever working on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.  I could stop by around 3:00 on those days and put in a couple of hours.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 12:45:49 PM »
Allen and anyone else who would like to come help out we will be working in the park on Monday afternoon from 1pm until around 6pm.


If you have a Rhyno or any other tool good for removing grass bring it on out.  I only have 2.  If it is too muddy to work the ground we will build features so if you have a cordless drill that will help as well.


We are also looking at Sunday the 13th from 10am-2pm.  I will be sending out emails to those on the list.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »
Great progress made today.  Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to help.  Channel 8 News was on scene and will be airing a story on the park tonight at 10 and 11.


Looks like we may be having rain on Sunday but we have lots of wood features to build if it is too muddy to work the soil so come on out and lend a hand.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 10:18:07 AM »
Happy to hear that you guys are making progress! As I mentioned the Hoosier Outdoor Experience,  I'd love to help. I plan on attending the workday on Sunday!

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 11:34:15 AM »
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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 01:53:44 PM »
Very wet conditions this morning.  If it is raining too heavy on Sunday I understand if you don't come out.  Steve and I will be there no matter what as there are some wood features we can work on and we get wet all the time.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 02:10:42 PM »
Thanks to a great turn out from HMBA we were able to complete the wooden bridge in the woods over a muddy mess.


Pictures on the facebook page.


Thank you to all who helped out today!

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2016, 08:49:00 AM »
Upcoming Trail Work Days: March 18th 1p-4p
 March 20th 10a-2p If you have a cordless drill, please bring.
 Rain or shine
 Parking available at the Washington Park Community Center, look for the police car parked north of the community center
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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 12:06:42 PM »
Update:  Do to Steve having to leave this morning and I have to leave by 4, today's work session will be over by 4.


Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: Trail Work
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2016, 10:52:03 PM »
Thanks to the Hasper family and Lee Jackson we were able to reroute a section of trail to get it up on higher ground to keep it dry.


Both Steve and I will be out Sunday rain or shine so if you want to lend a hand come on out.  We have several hundred feet of grass that needs to be removed for the trail in the open field. 

 

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