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RCB Adopt- A – Trail Program

RCB Kickstarts Adopt-A-Trail Program
11/20/2018

The Rotary Club of Birmingham has become one of the first organizations to step up to the Freshwater Land Trust’s request for volunteer groups to commit to Adopt-A-Trail programs across Jefferson County. RCB has adopted the original part of The Rotary Trail that we built.

The request is that our club send a group of 6-10 volunteers along the trail once every two or three months to help keep the trail in extra beautiful shape. The inaugural cleanup was this past Saturday November 17th. Birmingham Rotarians Eric Jack and wife Ave, Ken Jackson, Gerald Gillespy, Jane Reed Ross, and Derek Conrad Brown worked from 10am-11:45am. They picked up trash, trimmed runaway vines, swept gravel off the sidewalks, and even had time to clean up a patch of land along the new extension of the trail further east.

These cleanups help maintain The Rotary Trail at the high level we expect. It supplements the periodic maintenance done by the City Parks and Recreation Dept and the City Public Works department, who are also maintaining extensive numbers of other city parks and properties. And it supplements the twice-a-year refresher contract Rotary has entered into with Blackjack Landscaping.

The next cleanup date will be planned for a Saturday in February. It is a great opportunity for Rotarians to spend time in hands-on service with other Rotarians beautifying and serving our city, for Rotarians to involve their children and grandchildren in setting an example of hands-on service, to involve your Scout troops, or workplace volunteer programs. For more information on getting involved in RCB’s Adopt-A-Trail efforts, contact Rotarian Derek Conrad Brown at derekbrown@ml.com