Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

Volunteers brave single-digit temperatures to secure healthy future for Fontenelle Forest

KETV

Despite single digit temperatures Saturday, dozens of people headed out to help with a major project at Fontenelle Forest.

The forest restoration efforts are meant to get rid of brush that makes it difficult for native oak trees to grow and thrive.

Volunteers helped cut, carry and burn piles of brush.

“By thinning these trees, it gives the mature oaks and hopefully some young bur oaks the chance one day to come up and kind of regenerate,” Josh Preister, a Chief Ranger at the forest said.

 

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