Minerva Central School students rebuild local trail

MINERVA - The wheelbarrows were rolling at Minerva Central School the morning of Nov. 20 as students pitched in to rebuild the school's interpretive trail on the western part of the property.

Students were busy shoveling, hauling, and spreading wood chips on the new trail that has been relocated due to the construction of new tennis and basketball courts. They remained warm on the chilly day by hot chocolate and doughnuts provided by Jim Dorsey, advisor of the MCS National Honor Society.

Wood chips, which were supplied by Andy Halloran for this effort, now cover the new trail. Equipment was supplied by Clyde Dunbar. The trail will be used by MCS students for its interpretive and cross-country ski qualities.

"We had a good day, and got a lot of work done," said Dorsey. "There is still much more to do, though."

Work still needs to be done to establish interpretive stations along the trail, which connects with the older established trail that remained undisturbed by the construction. Much of the disturbed trail was built by Brandon Dunbar as part of a Boy Scouts Eagle project several years ago.

Students who participated included Dakota Bennett, Jacob Galusha, Bridgett Mather and Gabrielle McNally.

Work will continue on the trail and it will eventually be rededicated as the Alice Sternin Memorial Interpretive Trail.

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