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Volunteers Answer the Call for Maintenance

By November of this year eleven new THT miles will be finished! This beautiful section connecting Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties is already attracting the attention of out of town bicyclists and equestrians alike! All trail users will enjoy the scenery and amenities along the trail. Thanks to additional grant money this unique section is privileged to have four restroom facilities, benches, trash cans, hitching posts and horse mounting benches.

However, this new section of trail poses a new dilemma: who will maintain it?

Local residents have really stepped up to the challenge! Emails have been coming in from volunteers requesting to adopt a mile or more of our newest trail section. Families that own property along the old railroad, a gentleman retired from the very railroad that is now the Tobacco Heritage Trail and a man retired from Lawrenceville town maintenance staff are joining forces to  maintain everything east of the Meherrin River!

Responsibilities include mowing, litter and debris removal, monitoring and general upkeep of amenities. Half of our trail has been adopted so far, now it’s time to go west young man.

If you or anyone you know may have interest in adopting a mile or more of trail, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Heather Susee, at 434-447-7101 or hsusee@nullsouthsidepdc.org.

 

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