I am happy, No, ecstatic to report that the considerable efforts expended by the men and women of the Human Resource Development Fund has cleared all trees on Jesse's Cove, Kennison Run Trail and most of the Arboretum. John Casto's seven man crew chainsawed their way through trees too numerous to count; which if done by our own geriatric crew would have taken until late Fall ,maybe even the Spring of 2018. (Not that you are not appreciated mind you). And they did all this in only 3 days. John, we really appreciate your fine work !
We are still on for the Jesse's Cove Cleanup event this Sunday, April 2, 9:00 AM at the Riverside Campground. I will be going up Jesse's Cove first thing tomorrow morning to determine the number of volunteers we will need to "tidy up". If we have more volunteers than needed for Jesse's Cove we may send some crews over to the Arboretum.
On another great note; David and Bet Curtis of Curtis Construction has contributed $500 for a chainsaw to keep up with the downed trees. They are big fans of Watoga State Park Trails and both are volunteer trail workers.
Thanks again to John Casto and his hard working crew
Thanks Bet and David Curtis
"Jesse's Cove Trail at Watoga State Park was hit hard by the July flood, resulting in considerable damage to the lower half of the trail."
Pocahontas Times 3/22/17