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January 13, 2014

Trail work continues

DANVILLE — DANVILLE – Fourteen volunteers recently assisted in clearing the North Branch Canal Trail corridor.

“We now have .8-mile of the total 6.2 mile trail corridor cleared of trees and brush.  Thank you everyone for a hard afternoon’s work,” said Bob Stoudt, director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission.

Weather permitting,  the next work day is scheduled for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Volunteers will meet at the temporary trailhead along River Road in Mahoning Township, roughly one mile east of the Danville Soccer Park.

The next work day will again involve briar and woody debris clearing along the trail corridor, he said.

No earthmoving work of any kind will be done, so shovels, picks and other tools are not needed.  Volunteers should wear sturdy work boots, heavy-duty (briar resistant) clothing and work gloves.  Only MARC staff and veteran trail crew volunteers will be permitted to operate chainsaws or other power equipment.  All volunteers will be required to sign liability waivers before beginning any work.  Because trail conditions are still very rough, we ask that children not attend, he said.

Additionally, because of the legal agreement governing trail construction and access, volunteers may only be on site during the times listed above, in the presence of MARC representatives.  The trail corridor remains closed to public access until further notice.



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