Forever Wild for Everyone Dedication (Huckleberry Swamp)

Forever Wild For Everyone Trail Dedication ~Mark DeCracker
On Friday April 29th, Arbor Day at Huckleberry Swamp the first Forever Wild for
Everyone Trail in the Untied States was dedicated. Trail Works, Inc. in conjunction
with Forever Wild for Everyone believes that all people, regardless oftheir disability or age, have the right to enjoy nature and its many benefits. Our role as Wayne County stewards of the Forever Wild for Everyone program is to develop and/or designate nature trails without barriers that everyone can enjoy. We had over 75 people in attendance to watch as Leigh Ann Henry cut the ribbon at the trail head of the loop trail. Of the 75 people at least 30 % were in wheelchairs.
Speaking at the dedication were Margarita Neumann of Huckleberry Swamp, Mark
De Cracker for Trailworks, Wayne County Supervisor Jim Hoffman, Savannah Supervisor
Ken Lauderdale and Sandi Bastedo from Cornell Corporative Extension. To Celebrate Arbor Day, Margarita planted a Hemlock tree as members of Trail Works handed out a Norway spruce to everyone in attendance. After Leigh Ann cut the ribbon, she and her Dad Rich,
along with Jessica Burgess and her son Anderson Burgess led the group down the path and board walk at Huckleberry Swamp.
On Mother’s day Leo Roth of the Rochester D&C did a feature article on Huckleberry
Swamp and the Forever Wild for Everyone program. Since the dedication I have had been asked to give four presentations to different communities in Wayne County.


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