DEEP: Adopt a Park - West Rock State Park Accomplishments

West Rock State Park
 
 Volunteers and Accomplishments
 
We thank all the volunteers who cleared trails at West Rock Ridge State Park in Hamden on June 18, 2015. The event was led by Tom Ebersold, volunteer trails manager at the park. Helpers were Kathy Carlson, Nicole Gabelman, Tim Hale, and Josh Powers (who adopted Chatfield Hollow SP but likes to lend a hand whenever he can, anywhere we need one!).
 
They cleared a path across an open field to keep the Red-White Trail accessible to hikers and mountain bikers, removing invasive multi-flora rose shrubs and Asiatic bittersweet vines by the roots. They also continued with the relocation of the Red Trail along Farm Brook Reservoir. This project involves cutting through multi-flora rose, autumn olive shrubs, Asiatic bittersweet vines, and poison ivy (native but undesirable).
 
We sincerely thank everyone for their time and efforts. Without the assistance, our labor would be impossible to accomplish!
 
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Tom Ebersold pulls out a bittersweet vine by the root along the Red Trail relocation
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Tim Hale cuts down a multi-flora rose shrub along the Red Trail relocation.
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Nicole Gabelman pulls up poison ivy vines, while Kathy Carlson and Josh Powers cut multi-flora rose and autumn olive stumps, as they clear the path for the Red Trail relocation.
 
 
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Tom Ebersold organized groups of volunteers to remove invasive knotweed along Baldwin Dr. and repaint trail markers. 
 
 
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Wayne Fogg and John Rek have been supporting Tomís efforts to remove invasive plant species at West Rock State Park.
 
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Long time volunteers of West Rock State Park now help us as official Adopt a Park volunteers. They have been removing invasive plants growing along the Regicides trail.