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Spring Rail Trail clean up planned

ELKINS — A spring clean up event is planned on the Allegheny Highlands Trail April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hosted by Highlands Trail Foundation, the Springtime Rail Trail Clean Up will help make the trail more enjoyable for running, walking and biking this spring and summer.

“The Allegheny Highlands Trail is one of the most used trails in the area. Many people use it for walking, biking and exercising,” said Taira Gainer, the city of Elkins Mon Forest Town representative. “With the large amount of use the rail trail gets, it’s essential for us to have clean up events to pick up the trash and litter so it doesn’t accumulate. It’s also the perfect opportunity to volunteer your time on a beautiful day!”

Groups and individuals are invited to volunteer their time to participate in the clean up event. Supplies, including gloves, vests, and “pickers,” will be provided. To prevent duplication, volunteers will be assigned a section of trail.

To sign up, please message the HTF at facebook.com/HighlandsTrailFoundation or email HTF’s AmeriCorps member, Jessica Black, at jessica.black@live.longwood.edu.

Supplies will be available for pick up at the Elkins Welcome Depot Center April 22 and 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and at 10 a.m. April 24. The Elkins Welcome Depot Center is located in downtown Elkins at 315 Railroad Avenue. Tucker County volunteers can pick up supplies at 10 am on April 22 and 23 at City Hall in Parsons. Parsons City Hall is located at 341 Second Street.

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