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Palisades Loses Its Steward
TREE THINNING BY DNR
DNR has been at work in the park thinning trees to the west and south of the sandpits. The area was overgrown with dog hair pine in one sections and had more trees that the area could sustain in other areas. Take a walk or ride (bicycle or horseback) on Trail #101 and enjoy the work they have done for us.
They say many hands makes light work, and that was proven true on Sunday, November 4th as volunteers from the Spokane Mountaineers, Washington Trails Association, Cheney High School, Northwest Hiking Club and Palisades Park Organization pitched in to create a beautiful new hiking/biking/equestrian trail in Palisades Park.
Volunteers were coached in safety by Spokane Mountaineer, Lynn Smith, and then given hard hats, loppers, pulaskis, hand saws, picks, and Mcleods. The new path had been marked with flags beforehand--traversing through dense hawthorn, basalt, and burdock. Volunteers got straight to work cutting out overgrown branches, removing loose rocks, trees, and roots, and building support walls.
After a long day working with newly-made-friends and neighbors, the trail was successfully completed. "It was a lot of fun," said Cheney High School volunteer, Coleman White, as he surveyed the dramatic transition. When asked if he'd be back next spring to clean-up the same trail he didn't hesitate to answer, "Definitely."