Earth Day Trail Maintenance

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April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wheaton Hill

Click on the map to see a larger version. This map shows the paths we will work on, and the possible extension.

Springwater Trails is taking part in the Livingston County “Operation Community Cleanup” in honor of Earth Day 2018.

NOTE:Due to the popularity of the Earth Day “Operation Community Cleanup”, all equipment for highway cleanups are in use this weekend.  Therefore, we are making a last minute change in plans to do our cleanup at the Wheaton Hill Tr ails in Springwater.  Rather than a highway cleanup, this will be a trail and forest cleanup.

Join us at the State Forest trails on Wheaton Hill at 2:00 on Sunday. Springwater Trails has an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation to maintain four trails at this location. After a windy winter, we will break into groups to remove branches from the trails and litter from the woods.

We will form a one group on Spruce Loop, another on the Pine and Skid Trails and a third walking through the woods north of the trailhead checking for trash from the road. 

All members of the greater Springwater Community are welcome to join this effort. 

What do I need to bring?

The trails are mostly dry, but you should expect some mud as you cross the many drainage flows that tend to collect on the low spots. Bring hand held clippers to remove the multiflora roses that have sprung up on the trail. Look for thick gloves that will protect you from the thorns. Also there are lots of small branches on the trails, which only need light gloves. Finally, trash bags if you want to help pick up road litter in the woods. And, of course, bring your water bottle.


Following the cleanup, join Springwater Trails for hotdogs at the trail-head.  We will provide the hot-dogs and salads.  Please bring your own water and other beverage. 

Directions to the trails are available here.


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