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Last updated on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
(BEDFORD) - A subcommittee of Indiana Trails is looking for volunteers to spend at least one day a month working on the Milwaukee Road Trail.
The Times Mail reports that Vice Chairman of Hoosier Rails to Trails Richard Vonnegut says the purpose of trails in general is to provide transportation, recreation and promote health.
Marcey Phillips of Healthy Balance, who is on the trail committee says, volunteers will be needed in March or April. She hopes to have around 30 people each day crews work.
Phillips hopes the first phase of the project, stretching from O Street to Salt Creek Bridge, will be completed June 31.
Phillips says local master gardeners are helping with determining what plants and trees would be appropriate for the trailhead and determining invasive species. She is asking people to bring in extra flower bulbs to plant at the trailhead.
Additionally, the committee plans to block off-vehicle entrances to the trail because it's a walking trail, Bob Barber of the Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department says Gates will be placed, and emergency and maintenance people, such as police and firefighters, will have keys to access the trail in case of emergencies. All ATVS and other vehicles will be barred from the trails for safety reasons.
For more information about the Milwaukee Road Trail, visit indianatrails.com on "Milwaukee Road" or visit "Friends of the Milwaukee Trail" on Facebook.
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