2021 Radnor Lake Flood Recovery Volunteer Days (April 15 & 16)

We need you! Due to substantial flood impacts (on March 27th-28th) upon the natural area trails and Otter Creek Road, Radnor Lake will be hosting two days of volunteer opportunities this coming week. The weather forecast looks great this week and water levels have receded back to normal so that we can begin our volunteer efforts on the ground.

Thursday April 15th (9am-noon)

Friday April 16th (9am-noon)

The focus of these two days of work with our volunteers will be water quality and impacts upon plant populations adjacent to the stream areas on the east side of the natural area. Specifically, removing debris, large rocks, asphalt chunks, trash and gravel that was displaced into the creek-future wetland areas at the east end of the Lake Trail.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Walter Criley Visitor Center, then hike from the visitor center with a ranger to the junction of the Lake Trail and Otter Creek Road on the east side of the natural area. We are in need of 20-25 volunteers each day, with volunteers working with our park staff on hauling buckets and wheelbarrows of the displaced materials back to Otter Creek Road. These materials will then be sorted, with most of it being repurposed for our Lake Trail Bridges Project as we begin building new sections of the Lake Trail for this project set to open this summer.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves, wear clothes/shoes they can get dirty, and Friends of Radnor Lake will be providing bottled water, high visibility vest and other supplies for these two special volunteer days.

Volunteer Project Area on April 15& 16, 2021at Radnor Lake. Photo Credit: Steve Ward
TSP Facilities Management inspecting flood damage at Radnor Lake April 2021. Photo Credit: Steve Ward
Lake Trail Boardwalk. Photo Credit: Steve Ward
March 28th, 2021 flood impact. Photo Credit: Steve Ward