The 2019 United Way Day of Caring brought crews totaling 65 volunteers to the jogging/walking/biking trail adjacent to the Penn State Golf Courses to clear brush from wooded parts of the trail. The trail has been a Centre County United Way Day of Caring project each year from 2011-2019. Joe Hughes--Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager, Liz & Jim Kisenwether, and Cheree Jones coordinated the project.
This year's volunteers: The Penn State University men's lacrosse team, State College Borough employees, Joe Hughes--Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager, Liz Kisenwether--KidTech, Inc., Jim Kisenwether, Cheree Jones, and several individuals worked tirelessly to clear brush and make the trail safer.
The Nittany Valley Running Club, as usual, chipped in for food and drinks (lunch).
Here are some photo highlights of the day.
State College Borough Volunteers and Liz Kisenwether
Volunteers from the Penn State Lacrosse team
PSU Laxers hack at some overgrowth
PSU Laxers work on mulching parts of the trail
A couple of PSU Laxers removing branches
A State College Borough volunteer snips away at overgrowth
A State College Borough volunteer drags away some branches
These two volunteers worked hard all day!
Before: Lots of brush and undergrowth need to be cleared
After: A big, clear, visible path!
Before: This path should be cleared and widened.
Before: A steep, shady, overgrown area.
After: A shady, clear area. Can't do anything about the 'steep'
Before: Lots of close-in undergrowth
After: Now that's a clear, wide path!