The past year certainly has been a challenge for everyone: the world, the state, the city, our community, and also for us at Build Lebanon Trails. It is difficult to make plans when you don’t know what will be open, how far you can go, and how many friends you can gather with. The volunteers of Build Lebanon Trails have really been missing connecting our community through hosting the monthly trail events we enjoy so much.
The Board of Directors is focusing on being prepared to restart our trail education events and coming up with creative and engaging ways to reach out to the community so that we don’t lose momentum in completing the 50 miles of fully accessible interconnected paved trails of the Lebanon Trail System Plan.
When the public gathering restrictions are lifted, you can expect us to be shouting for joy and releasing a schedule of upcoming events! Here are the trail education events we are optimistic about being able to hold this year:
- Campus Connections
Touring a portion of the Northside Community Trail which will include visiting the beautiful and healing gardens on the Samaritan Health Campus.
- Paws on the Pavement
A dog-centered event at Marks Slough Trail with agility challenges and lots of love for our canine companions.
- Cheadle Lake Paddle
A tour of the Cheadle Lake water trail in nonmotorized watercraft and a cleanup party on the lake.
- Family Bug Crawl
An event for young and young-at heart-trail users with exploration of the tiny wildlife community at the riparian/urban interface along the trails at Riverview Park.
Check out our website, Facebook page, and email updates for the latest news, events, volunteer activities, and simple ways to assist in our fundraising efforts for trail development. Meanwhile try out our most popular self-guided trail walks.