Posted: Mar 16, 2013 4:21 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Mar 16, 2013 7:00 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Local volunteers were back out at Oso Creek Park to clean up and prepare for the park's newest trail head and other additions making way.
First thing this morning volunteers were out picking up garbage that litters parts of Oso Creek Park, trash, Art Norman says has to be cleared out before they can start putting new trails in.
"We'll be putting in about another half mile today, we've also cleaned up a lot of trash about a dozen truck loads," Norman said.
Norman has been working with hundreds of volunteers for nearly two years in order to beautify the park and make it biker and hiker friendly.
"It is our city's largest park at 219 acres and its one of the very few places where we have this sort of natural habitat," he said.
Norman says the current focus is adding more trail for those park visitors.
"We're putting in probably a half mile to three quarters of a mile of trail today as well as creating a new park entrance or trail head at the end of Cimmaron," Norman said. "Since were getting more visitors, we're having to create more trailheads and put in more trails so that's a good."
The trails have to be done in stages. Scouted out, cleared of trash then brush cut before they can be raked, but machines needed for doing those thing aren't cheap. Luckily, Norman says they just received their largest donation yet.
"A bicyclist came by said he couldn't help with work, volunteering work today but offered to donate 500 dollars so that'll go along way," Norman added.
He says the next step for the park clean up project will be to put in a footbridge near the new Cimmaron entrance.
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