January 24th Volunteer Trail Day -Trees to Trails Program at Radnor Lake
On January 24th, over 45+ volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the park staff on our Trees to Trails Program which involves installing recycled Christmas Tree mulch on our trails via wheelbarrow.
Radnor Lake has recycled over 600+ Christmas Trees this year, including a 160+ trees donated from the Lowes Store #390 in Hermitage, TN. Clean Earth Chipper service has donated their time again this year (thank you Jonathan and crew!) to chip all of our donated trees into mulch which is used to improve the walking surface for our park visitors hiking the Lake and Spillway Trails.
In addition to reducing landfill space, this donated-recycled mulch also helps reduce sedimentation into the streams and lake, protects sensitive plants that grow along the trails and ensures our trails are maintained at a high standard for all of our park visitors hiking at the natural area.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out on Friday afternoon to work with us and to all of our park visitors/neighbors who donated their Christmas Trees as part of our sustainability focus “Go Green” efforts at Radnor Lake!
Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for their continued support of our volunteer program and also providing lunch from Papa Johns in Brentwood to all of our volunteers after our work day!
The park staff will continue installing this recycled tree mulch starting on Monday, January 27th with our partners from Brentwood Academy thru our February Volunteer Trail Day.