Trail Maintenance Spencer Butte
June 3, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, at 5:15, seven volunteers met with Christer and Jason, two city staff members, in the Spencer Butte upper parking lot on Willamette Street. The staff described the planned tasks and demonstrated how to use the three new motorized wheelbarrows. No explanation was needed for the shovels, pics, and pulaskis. Hands went up quickly to drive wheelbarrows and to torch an invasive plant. All of us found jobs that matched our abilities. One of the tasks involved digging out eight wooden posts, the last remnants of the wooden causeway that our group removed last year. The city received a grant to build the new stone causeway, install trailhead signs, and remove rocks that would block the wheelbarrows. The causeway is a work of art!
Here is what Christer LaBrecque, Natural Resource Maintenance of Eugene Parks and Open Space, wrote about our group.
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Participants where: Peter Green, Joanne Ledet, Janet Jacobsen, Bill Montgomery, Adam Gapinski, Steward Lewis, Ed Wilson, Christer (city staff) and Jason (city staff).