Tennessee Promise Workday at Radnor Lake (July 18th, 2015)
On Saturday, July 18th Radnor Lake State Natural Area conducted a special volunteer day for Tennessee Promise Students. This work day included students from area high schools and regular park volunteers who all worked with the Ranger Staff and SIR Alex Kenney on installing gravel on the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake.
Beginning at 8am until 4pm, volunteers worked through the heat of the day hauling wheelbarrows of 2″gravel to sections of the Lake Trail in need of improved drainage prior to mulch being installed later this month.
Friends of Radnor Lake sponsored this volunteer day, providing lunch, bottled water and much appreciated Gatorade for staff and volunteers.
The highlight of the day was a tour of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center during lunchtime where these volunteers were able to have a bird of prey program and tour the new facility currently housing 3 birds of prey at Radnor Lake.
Thank you to these students and park volunteers who came out to assist the staff in improving our trail system for our 1+ million visitors annually. There are three volunteer groups scheduled to work at Radnor Lake this week with our Jr Ranger Interns beginning today, which will conclude on Saturday for our monthly Volunteer Trail Day (8am-noon).