Project Description (this project is currently inactive):
The original project : assist in the development and maintenance of 1.25 miles of new trail, ADA accessible. Trail construction, to be used as a nature trail and firebreak. Plant natives in beds. Assist in construction of bridge at trailhead. ADA compliant benches. Possible additional projects: Bluebird and Wood Duck boxes built/installed/maintained, design and develop brochure about the new trail; design/create/maintain butterfly garden; make and maintain “Keep on the Trail” signs; build/install/maintain bird feeders; trail maintenance.
It was expanded to include a wildflower inventory along the projected trail path.
The project is located at Navarro Mills Lake and in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Two different wildflower inventory walks were performed, with a total of 51 wildflowers being identified. The walks were only performed along the trail and did not include any other “off trail” or adjacent areas.
Due to the length of the trail, heat and scheduling, no further walks or trail work was performed. Approximately .10 of a mile from the trailhead is all that has been inventoried.
Trail clearing with hand tools was started.
Seven Indian Trail Master Naturalists were trained and certified by the Army Corps of Engineers in the use of chainsaws and UTV/ATV’s; allowing us to use the equipment on the trail.
Additional trail clearing has begun.