DNR Shines a Spotlight on Seneca Creek State Park Volunteers

Seneca Creek State Park
National Trails Day
June 4, 2011

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57 Volunteers - 228 Hours of Service

National Trails Day – Seneca Creek State Park

On June 4, 2011, Seneca Creek State Park celebrated National Trail Day by sponsoring a trail workday on the new Seneca Ridge and Bluffs trails. REI co-sponsored the event with Seneca Creek State Park and provided breakfast snacks and volunteer t-shirts. A total of 57 volunteers donated 228 hours of their time to activities ranging from building bridges, installing pavers at creek crossings, bench cutting, and simply clearing brush back from trails.

Teams were lead by individuals representing the Seneca Greenway Coalition members, Trail Riders of Today and the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), who have all been working since last year to get the trail completed. The new multi-use trail will connect the Schaeffer Farm trail system to the Clopper day use area of Seneca allowing mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders access to the park without having to drive.

The hard work ethic of the teams motivated many visitors recreating on the trails to dismount and offer their assistance through the day. Completion of the trail is expected in October, pending continued trail work days. Thank you volunteers for making National Trails Day a rewarding success.

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