On Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, December 2, 2006, the Eastern Queens Alliance held the first two of several trail blazing activities. Led by the NY/NJ Trail Conference, a group of enthusiastic members of the community, the Adelphi University Environmental Coalition, and residents from an Eihab group home in Brooklyn, began the process of clearing the main trail at the 225th Street entrance and removing phragmytes and other invasive species to open up trails to the salt marsh.  By the end of the day on December 2, not only were two trails cleared leading down to the salt marsh, but a foot bridge was constructed to enable visitors to walk across a stream around the fresh water pond.  For the rest of December, on Saturday and Sunday, you could see members of the Alliance laying weed barrier fabric and spreading crushed fines along the main trail to ready the park for Spring tours.  The GreenApple Corps from NYCDPR has also been helping with this project. This trail building project has been partially funded through a grant from the American Trail Society.

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