The Tool Trailer got a good bit of use in 2015! 849 volunteers used the trailer to clear over 17 miles of trails in places like Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve! Cawaco keeps the tool trailer maintained and available to volunteer groups. Charles Yeager at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is contracted through Cawaco to maintain the tools and make it available to volunteer groups. For more information about using the tool trailer, contact Charles at the number on the Tool trailer flyer
Cawaco recently got some press on RootsRated!
RootsRated is a website designed to help outdoor enthusiasts find the best hiking, trail running, climbing, paddling, cycling and more- (including food)- in 30+ cities around the country- all according to local experts. So if you are looking for things to do locally, or while travelling, check out their website! And if you know of places in your area that are not listed, email them and they will add it. We recently suggested the addition of Palisades Park for rappelling.
To read the article about Cawaco RC&D, click here.
To learn more about the Little Shades Creek Stream Restoration Project, click here.
Cawaco RC&D Council to Unveil Trail Building Tool Trailer
WHAT: The Cawaco Resource, Conservation and Development Council will unveil its tool utility trailer for building and maintaining public trails
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Red Mountain Park, 277 Lyon Lane, Birmingham
SIGNIFICANCE: The trailer and tools will provide the equipment needed for volunteers to build or maintain public trails in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties providing new recreational opportunities in Alabama at little or no cost to the taxpayers.
The equipment has already been used for debris removal at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center in Birmingham.
The trailer and tools were bought with a $10,000 grant obtained through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Funding was provided from Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program.
Cawaco is the recipient of a $10,000 ADECA RTP Grant for an area-wide trailer filled with tools for use in building and maintaining trails. Lee Higginbotham with Advanced Mower helped put together an excellent 6×12 trailer with power and hand tools. After tool safety training, staff from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Red Mountain Park are all eligible to use the tools.