Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cynwyd Trail Cleanup - Saturday December 6

There will be Cynwyd Trail workday on Saturday December 6th from 9AM to until 1 pm to clear brush and vines around the former Barmouth Train Station at the end of Levering Mill Road in Lower Merion.

Much of the trail work to date has been accomplished with volunteer labor since last spring. In May work crews cleared away brush and vines to rediscover the stone walls that were once the entrance to West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Last month they rediscovered the gates to Westminster Cemetery.

Meet at the base of Levering Mill Road (Levering mill and Belmont Ave) from 8:30 on. There will be plenty of tools, gloves and hot drinks. If you are driving please park along Levering Mill Road because the former Barmouth Station Parking lot and future trail parking lot will be used as a staging area to chip branches and brush.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Leswing cleswing@lowermerion.org

This trail which is already mowed is becoming very close to becoming a reality, the Township has 2 million set aside to build the trail, probably in 2009. If the City commits to building the trail on the Manayunk Viaduct it will provide a grade separated trail connection from the Schuylkill River Trail in Manayunk to Bala Cynwyd.

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