Thank you to the local residents who cleared trails on the Occoquan Greenway following last week’s snowstorm. Six volunteers–from the Lake Ridge Parks & Recreation Association (LRPRA) Trails Oversight Committee; Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition, and Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE)–spent 26+ hours over the course of 5 days removing downed trees and branches, using hand tools such as loppers and pruning saws.
They first concentrated on clearing the path for the coalition’s guided hike on Jan. 8, followed by the Hooes Run area (the planned Greenway extension) and established trails from Springwoods Drive to Cotton Mill Drive. LRPRA crews will use chainsaws to clear the bigger trees that couldn’t be dealt with by hand.
If you’d like to learn how to help preserve our trails and waterways, visit the Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition website. They have a number of ways to get involved, such as volunteering on cleanup/work days, sharing information, and making financial or in-kind contributions.