A new program, for trail stewardship volunteers is under development. It is all about balancing our recreational enjoyment with taking care of this incredible greenway, including the vegetated strips along the trail. This is particularly important because the trail corridor follows lakeshore environments and waterways along much of its length.
The stewardship program could evolve to include:
- Weed pulling and clipping to supplement the work of local governments, but using manual, non-chemical methods
- Planting native plants and seeding areas as directed by a restoration plan.
- Citizen science – to monitor restoration areas over time, wildlife habitat use, etc