Work to remove debris from the trail will clear the way for the future two mile Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail.
Members of the newly formed Newark Jaycees cleared underbrush including sticks, logs and other debris from the trail that will stretch from the James F. Hall Trail into the White Clay Creek State Park. “It’s taking an eyesore from the community and turning it into an attractive centerpiece,” says Newark Jaycees president Richard Lapsley.
The goal is to transform a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks into a path for walking, jogging and biking. The volunteers removed more than 250 pounds of trash from the trail and moved vines and logs to allow for the future planting of grass and flowers along the trail.
Lapsley says it’s a great project for the new Jaycees chapter to start serving the community in Newark. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a great project… and help provide an alternative way for people in the area to stay in shape.” The Newark chapter was founded in January.