Friends of the Little Miami State Park
|Friend of the Little Miami State Park
Our Adopt-a-Trail program has been in operation for 2 years. We've divided the trail into 24 road-to-road segments --- so that the segment can be entered either from the north end or the south end.
As you can see from the table below, ALL 24 segments have now been adopted and several have been co-adopted. The final Wilmington Rd to Rt 350 (Ft. Ancient) segment was adopted last Wednesday January 25 by Chris Potensky, Jean Kinney, and Dale Bodmer.
At this point, Adopt-a-Trail Coordinator Aaron Rourke will begin the task of training and equipping these adopter and co-adopters. Bayard Liesch will be coordinating chain-saw training in the near future.
I'm confident trail users will see the difference these segment adopters will make during 2012. Thank you to each and every one of you.
In reading the table below, "MM" stands for "mile marker". "miles" is the approximate length of the segment. "Location" is meant to give you some idea as to where along the 50-mile trail this road-to-road segment is located.
|3.0||5.0||2.0||Hedges Rd to Richland Rd||Xenia-Spring Valley||Dennis & Kathy Lewis|
|5.0||6.0||1.0||Richland Rd to Bellbrook Ave||Xenia-Spring Valley||Alan Petersen|
|6.0||8.0||2.0||Bellbrook Ave to Roxanna-New Burlington Rd||Spring Valley||Richard Feldmann|
|8.0||12.5||4.5||Roxanna-New Burlington Rd to New Burlington Rd (Co Rd 36)||Spring Valley-Corwin||Bayard Liesch|
|12.5||14.0||1.5||New Burlington Rd (Co Rd 36) to Corwin Ave||Corwin||
|14.0||16.5||2.5||Corwin Rd to Middletown Rd||Corwin-Oregonia||
|16.5||18.5||2.0||Middletown Rd to Elbon Rd||Corwin-Oregonia||Aaron Rourke|
|18.5||19.5||1.0||Elbon Rd to Oregonia Rd||Oregonia||Aaron Rourke|
|19.5||21.5||2.0||Oregonia Rd to Wilmington Rd||Oregonia-Morrow||Sierra Club|
|21.5||23.0||1.5||Wilmington Rd to Rt 350 (Ft. Ancient)||Oregonia-Morrow||
|23.0||25.0||2.0||Rt 350 to Strout Rd||Oregonia-Morrow||Bill Ash|
|25.0||28.0||3.0||Strout Rd to Mill St/Rt 123||Morrow||Dirk Morgan|
|28.0||29.5||1.5||Mill St/Rt 123 to Morrow-Cozaddale Rd||Morrow-South Lebanon||Reading Terraqua Club|
|29.5||30.5||1.0||Morrow-Cozaddale Rd to Stubbs Mill Rd||Morrow-South Lebanon||West Chester Cyclery|
|30.5||33.5||3.0||Stubbs Mill Rd to S Main St/Lebanon Rd||South Lebanon||
|33.5||35.0||1.5||S Main St/Lebanon Rd to Grandin Rd||South Lebanon-Loveland||Jim & Kathy Mauer|
|35.0||37.5||2.5||Grandin Rd to Fosters-Maineville Rd||South Lebanon-Loveland||
|37.5||41.0||3.5||Fosters-Maineville Rd to Cones Rd||Loveland||
|41.0||44.0||3.0||Cones Rd to Branch Hill-Guinea Pk||Loveland-Milford||Bill Schroeder|
|44.0||46.0||2.0||Branch Hill-Guinea Pk to Beech Rd||Loveland-Milford||Tom Creasman|
|46.0||47.0||1.0||Beech Rd to Wards Corner Rd||Loveland-Milford||
Paul Leiter R
Randy & Barbee Hirtzel
|47.0||48.5||1.5||Wards Corner Rd to Cunningham Rd||Loveland-Milford||Bill Schwinn|
|48.5||51.0||2.5||Cunningham Rd to Shawnee Run Rd ||Milford||Bishop's Bicycles|
|51.0||53.5||2.5||Shawnee Run Rd to Avoca Park||Terrace Park||Don Mills|
The basic responsibilities of a trail segment adopter are:
- Pick up trash.
- Clear lines of sight at road intersections.
- Look for "sink holes" --- evidence of a collapsing culvert under the trail.
- On both sides of the trail, clear the mowing "right of way", i.e. remove any obstacles that would impede State Park mowers causing them to get off their equipment or go around the obstacle.
- Clear vegetation (e.g. honeysuckle) in front of and a shoulder-width behind fences --- when the topology allows this to be done safely.
- Identify any fences that are no longer necessary to protect trail users from leaving the trail and getting injured.
- Repair broken or damaged fences.
- Recognize the volunteer efforts of your crew members.
Will you consider becoming Trail Segment Co-adopter? A volunteer for an existing Trail Segment Adopter? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ours is a wonderful trail and Trail Segment Adopters and their Volunteers will allow us to keep it that way.
FLMSP is dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the multipurpose trail and facilities of the Little Miami State Park. We're grateful for your support and dedication to the future of this Ohio State Park. For more information please visit the Friends of the Little Miami State Park website at www.littlemiamistatepark.org or www.flmsp.org.
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