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    yurtgirl
    yurtgirl
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    I run a hiking group and we are looking for opportunities to help w/ trail maintenance. I’m already looking into the metro parks but was wondering if anyone else has experience with other groups who’ve done this.

    thanks

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    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    You can adopt your own area and clean up if you want.
    http://refuse.ci.columbus.oh.us/kcb/

    You let them know when your clean up is, how much equipment you need, then go get it and return it.

    Columbus Underground has cleanups along the I670 Bike Path between Cleveland Ave. and Joyce Ave. I will probably get the first one scheduled for April.

    KCB has a couple of events coming up:
    Kick Butt Columbus
    Saturday, March 27, 2010
    8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Plant Pride on Parsons
    Saturday, May 15, 2010
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Sign up on the website I linked to above.

    #347201

    kcrissinger
    Member

    The Friends of the Scioto River does a cleanup along the trail near the Greenlawn damn for Earth Day. You can get more information by viewing the calendar at our website[/url]

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    El Stonio
    Member

    I just go out and do it. Usually on the Olentangy trail. Trimming and picking up trash. You have to be careful to not be a safety hazard.

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    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    El Stonio wrote >>
    I just go out and do it. Usually on the Olentangy trail. Trimming and picking up trash. You have to be careful to not be a safety hazard.

    Watch out with the trimming, the city parks rules prohibit damaging plants. I doubt you’d get in much trouble for trimming obstructions, but it’s still technically illegal. OTOH there’s nothing in the rules prohibiting the collection of litter.

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    Manatee
    Manatee
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    El Stonio
    Member

    Thank you Alex. Right, just trimming stuff that hangs out over the path and is an obstacle to the normal flow of the path. The point is “gov’t” can’t do it all nor should they have to. Guerilla gardners unite!

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    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    One of FOSR’s priorities is to encourage people to enjoy the riverside parks and bike trails. Toward that end, we cut a lot of honeysuckle that conceals illegal activity.

    Honeysuckle can overgrow a bike trail or a road, this was Rivers Gate Way in Duranceaux Park before we cut:

    There’s no way the parks workers could keep up with it all, they’re down to a skeleton staff already. It does fall to citizens to take up the task.

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