Susquehanna Warrior Trail 2015 Highlights

Wrapping up another year and thought I’d give you an update on some of the good things happening on the Susquehanna Warrior Trail.

  • Our annual 5K Race/Fun Walk hosted 305 participants.

  • The first 8K race sponsored by The Susquehanna River Runners Club was held on the trail with proceeds donated to our organization.

  • Conal Herron achieved Eagle Scout status by constructing monarch butterfly gardens along the right-of-way in Canal Lock Park in West Nanticoke. (picture)

  • This year a second group of Lake Lehman high school students volunteered on the trail as their senior project.

  • We participated in the Keystone Active Zone program (KAZ) again this year.

  • We applied herbicide to the trail surface twice this summer.

  • With the help of a little tractor with a brush hog and a donated lawnmower we are reclaiming the trail shoulders. (picture)

  • We have started cutting previously fallen trees further back from the trail. (picture)

  • We experienced our first case of bulk trash dumping this fall just down river from the Shickshinny/Mocanaqua Bridge. The good thing is that it was cleaned up with the help of ​the Lake Lehman students . (picture, one of several piles)

  • Wayne and Sue Wolfe from Five Mountain Hardware in Shickshinny sponsored our porta-potty at the Union Township Boat Launch for the whole season.

  • Trail use counters have been installed and we are evaluating the data in cooperation with other Wyoming Valley trail supporters.

  • We are working to complete all prerequisites for new trail construction in 2016.

I hope to see you on the trail!

Lance Kittelson

Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council President

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