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Trail Work This Week, Garlic Mustard & Meeting

posted May 22, 2011, 7:47 PM by Beth Hamel
Please Be Carefull and Aware In Work Areas
May 7, 2011
This is a quick short important notice!

On my way home from my place on Lake Superior yesterday I spoke with the engineer from the Kent County Road Commission that oversees the work that is being done on the trail.

Installation of a new culvert and some asphalt repairs will be taking place on Monday and possibly Tuesday (weather permitting).

At this time, the trail will remain open with possible short delays due to equipment working on site.

Please; Please be careful in the areas where equipment is working. Operators will be doing their job and will make every possible effort to keep the trail open.

It is a good idea to make eye contact with an operator prior to getting near the equipment.

I will be on the trail Sunday morning doing some preparation work! Please be patient as we are doing this work to make the trail better for all users.

Time constraints sometimes require us to be extremely tolerant!


Water Damage Up North

In the north area in the newly paved area there has been a wash-out due to beavers and a culvert failure. This area will be repaired very soon.


Next Saturday

May 14th: We’re “Pulling Together For Nature”

If you’re on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail this Saturday, May 14, between 10 and 12:00, you’ll see groups of people scattered along the trail, stuffing green plants into bright blue bags. These folks are part of the “Pulling Together For Nature” event in West Michigan that is targeting the invasive weed, garlic mustard. Unfortunately; there is LOTS of garlic mustard along the trail, and there’s plenty for everyone to pull!

If you don’t know what garlic mustard is, or what it looks like, please, stop and find out. And, if you’d like to help out for a minute or an hour, we would love to have you join us! See you along the trail.

If you want to join us we will be starting at the parking lot in Belmont at 10:00 am and there will be addition groups further north.

For more information e-mail - - prairieplanter@gmail.com

From Gretchen Zuiderveen


We have a regular monthly meeting this week Wednesday, 7:00 pm at the Rockford Community Cabin, which is located at 220 N. Monroe. I hope you can be there!