Thursday, January 14, 2010

Glen Helen Trail Improvement Open Forum on January 19, 2010

This coming Tuesday, January 19th, the Glen Helen Ecology Institute will host an open forum to discuss intended improvements to one of the Glen’s most popular recreational trails. Anyone interested in the details of this project is encouraged to attend.

Though many may not know it by name, most everyone who visits Glen Helen will remember walking the Inman Trail. Inman-trekkers find themselves meandering along the banks of Birch Creek up to the Cascades waterfall. From here, the trail crests the top of the Oak Triangle and past the Hopewell burial mound before arriving at the Yellow Spring itself. The trail’s final leg levels out onto the Yellow Springs Creek floodplain, directly past Pompey’s Pillar, and up the long stone staircase to the Trailside Museum. In all but a mile, the Inman Trail exposes visitors to some of the most spectacular sights in the Glen.

Decades of heavy foot traffic have prompted Ecology Institute staff to seek grant funding to carry out restoration and trail maintenance work along this beautiful path. As an integral part of this process, the Institute would like to invite all interested parties to a short presentation outlining the project’s goals. Following that, community members will have the opportunity to provide their own input on the project.

The forum will be in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry St in Yellow Springs on Tuesday, January 19th at 7 pm. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions on the proposed improvements.

You may take this survey (Click to enlarge) by printing it out and mailing it in to the address at the bottom. The deadline to turn it in is Jan. 21.

For more information:
Liz Schneiders
Glen Helen Project Manager
937-769-1902 x103

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