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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Contributed photoDean Hower, Dave Altrichter and Nancy Thatcher, of Lehigh Township Rails to Trails, work to improve the walking path at Indian Trail Park. Contributed photoDean Hower, Dave Altrichter and Nancy Thatcher, of Lehigh Township Rails to Trails, work to improve the walking path at Indian Trail Park.

Group cleaning up local trail

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Township Rails to Trails (LTRT) has begun making improvements to the path in the wooded area of Indian Trail Park.

The goal of the group is to create a looped walking trail through the woods, highlighting the natural plants that grow there.

To date, an abundance of trash has been removed, and the growth of invasive species has been abated to some degree.

Recently, clients of Youth Services worked with LTRT members to begin smoothing out the path and covering it with fine gravel. A second entrance to the woods was created adjacent to the grassy area near the athletic fields.

The path improvements will continue the remainder of this year. Plant restoration in a barren area will most likely take place next year.

LTRT is grateful to Lehigh Township for providing materials for the path improvement. Indian Trail Park is located in the Pennsville area of the township, along Route 248.

To help with this project or for more information, call Nancy at 610-767-0676 or Dave at 610-767-5519.

The next work date is scheduled for June 30, weather permitting.

The monthly meetings are held 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the township municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.