Thursday, December 10, 2009

Youth Help Maintain Area Trails

Each month a group of helpful youth visits the Uptown Spur Trail in Martinsville to do their part and give back to the community. This group of young volunteers is part of the Smith River Trail System's Adopt-A-Trail Program representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge. At each visit the youth help to clear debris from the trail, pick up litter and monitor trail usage. They also partner with Gateway Streetscapes to remove weeds from flowerbeds along the trail. This group of youth is doing an amazing job by helping Martinsville Parks & Recreation keep the trail green and beautiful. If you haven't checked the trail out yet, be sure to visit soon. It is located at the corner of Depot and Franklin Streets behind the Historic Courthouse in Uptown Martinsville. The paved trail is 0.6 miles long and will connect to the 4.5 mile long Dick & Willie Passage in 2010.

For more information on becoming and Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer, please contact the Dan River Basin Association at 276-634-2545 or

Photos contributed by Laurie Wardle

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