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Ahoy, Volunteers! Lend a Hand on the Northbank Trail Project

Andy Thompson

January 31, 2019 4:37pm

Work on the new Northbank connector trail is moving right along with another great turnout at the work day last Saturday. I went out the previous week to the new trail segment just below the houses on Kansas Avenue and was impressed both by how much had been done and how much work remained. Well, last Saturday, a big group of volunteers put in a full morning of moving rock and digging trail through what I could have sworn was an impenetrable stand of bamboo.

If you missed the first few volunteer days for this epic project, you’re in luck: work continues this coming Saturday at 9 a.m. This time crews will focus on creating some crib walls, trail bench cutting and doing some fence repairs. Meet at the Texas Beach parking lot (click here for map) at 9 a.m. with some sturdy work boots and a willingness to get dirty.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?