Text and Photos by Deb Ford, NWS Board
NWS volunteers have begun constructing the first 600′ of the new elevated, accessible boardwalk that will traverse a seasonally-flooded section of the Fern Trail. Preassembled panels, decking lumber and hardware were delivered to the park on September 19 & 20. Our first workday was Saturday, September 24. Despite persistent rain, it was a very productive first day, with over 20 volunteers coming out to help. NWS volunteers also provided morning coffee, baked treats, and lunch. This is how we roll!
We plan similar 6-hour Saturday workdays through October…with coffee to start and lunch provided mid-day. If you are interested in joining our dedicated group of volunteers, please go here to join our NWS Volunteer email group. This is how we communicate our specific needs for this and all other volunteer projects at Newport.
A primer on the evolution of the Fern Trail Boardwalk Reconstruction can be found here. Specific questions about this particular infrastructure project can be directed to Gene Kenny or Mark Glasser.