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Monthly Meetings : 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Report: Edgar Evins State Park Workday 4/30/11

From Anna Bertram
Report on April 30th Trail Work Day and Lunch at Edgar Evins State Park. When the call went out for volunteers to help reroute a section of hiking trail near the Visitors Center it was met by 53 members of Tennessee Trails Association, Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, the Cannon County High School Outdoor Club, area Girl Scouts, and loyal park employees. A lot of serious trail work was done, with ample time off to fraternize and enjoy a delicious home made lunch furnished by the Friends of EESP. The 2 mile trail receiving so much attention is the lush and hilly Highland Rim Nature Trail near the Visitors Center. It is especially known for its spring wildflowers but is heavily used year-round. This is Phase I of the work to be accomplished on this trail through a $500 Evan Means Small Grant awarded to the FOEESP by TN Trails Association last February. When the renovation is completed it will be a self-guided nature trail with signs along the way that identify the various tree species. Although more work was accomplished this first day than expected there will be another trail work day soon to install water bars and steps. Among the TTA members helping with this project so far are Jim Schroeder, Fount and Anna Bertram, all three from the Murfreesboro Chapter, Bobby Hardeman from Columbia/Franklin, Guy Zimmerman from Upper Cumberland Chapter, and Mark Stanfill, member at large. If you did not have an opportunity to help this time perhaps you will be available for the next work day. Contact Fount or Anna Bertram for more information: or (615)765-5357 or visit the website at


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