National Trails Day 2021 at Radnor Lake
On Friday, June 4th Radnor Lake hosted two volunteer opportunities for visitors to assist with trail projects as part of National Trails Day 2021.
Starting at 9am until noon, Tennessee State Parks Trails Coordinator Michael Meister assisted our Ranger Dameon Fontenot and Ranger Paul Schauer working with 4 volunteers to help clean up/restore the Middle Bridge on the Lake Trail from March 2021 Flood Damage. This area was significantly impacted by flood waters and the focus of this volunteer event was to remove all debris-trash caught up along this bridge so that we can begin repairs on it in the coming weeks.
Starting at 2pm, 9 volunteers came to work with Tennessee Trails Coordinator Michael Meister, Ranger Will Brazill and Ranger Matthew Bowling on our Lake Trail Bridges Project. The Lake Trail Bridges Project is a $350,000 trail improvement being funded by Friends of Radnor Lake which will help us reroute the east end of the lake trail to meet national trail standards, improve water quality within the natural area with expansion of wetlands all while including the construction of 3 new bridges (ADA-wheelchair accessible) designed by our friend Chris Magill.
Volunteers hiked the banks of the creek collecting debris-rock via 5-gallon buckets lost during the 2021 Flood along with helping haul trail construction materials for our upcoming trail construction to connect the three new lake trail bridges currently being built by Baron Construction.
Sustainable materials such as Trexx decking, repurposed lumber, etc…are all part of the construction/planning of these new bridges funded by Friends of Radnor Lake as part of our continued Tennessee State Parks Go Green Sustainability Efforts at Radnor Lake.
Thank you to all the volunteers that spent their time working with us on National Trails Day at Radnor Lake! Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for funding our supplies for our volunteer efforts on National Trails Day.