Archive for Friday, May 7, 2010

Boy Scouts to landscape eight-block stretch of new eastside trail on Saturday

May 7, 2010


East Lawrence residents should expect to see a mass of Boy Scouts on Saturday.

Nearly 200 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from across the area are scheduled to participate in a large landscaping project to add trees, shrubs and flowers to the portions of the new Burroughs Creek Trail from 11th to 19th streets. The concrete trail is west of Haskell Avenue.

The Scouts will gather at 8:45 a.m. Saturday near Parnell Park, which is just west of 15th Street and Haskell Avenue.

The planting project was chosen by the Pelathe District of Boy Scouts as part of its 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts in America.


Melanie Birge 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank You! It will be nice to see this on the east side, we need a little love here too! Kudos to Boy Scout and Cub Scouts!

footnote2 5 years, 5 months ago

I hope the City bans and obstructs access by vehicles (other than bicycles) to this new section of rail trail. Cars and trucks can and do access the original rail trail just east of HINU, running south from 23rd St. Since that older section is gravel over earth, the vehicles tear it up pretty bad in wet weather. Motor vehicles should be kept off rail trails whether they are gravel or concrete!

bigdave 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Scouts! Make sure to plant lots of Opium poppy's for Burroughs.

Scott Tichenor 5 years, 5 months ago

The new trail is marvelous, and from my experience is getting a lot of use by neighborhood residents. Thank you, Lawrence. Between that and the new bricking of New York Street, it's nice to know the city cares about the east side of town.

Kathy Gates 5 years, 5 months ago

I wonder if there would be so many positive comments about this if the volunteer effort was on the west side of town...

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