Snow Shoe Rails to Trails held their annual work detail at Black Bear Trailhead, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Some of the duties planned was to install a new corporate board as the rest are all filled. We also wanted to collect trash along Casanova & Coaldale Roads and the 4 miles stretch of SSRT from Black Bear Trailhead to the viaduct bridges. We wanted to paint the railroad ties yellow at the loading ramp and straighten out some of DCNR bollards that were leaning. Then, paint them as time permitted.
George Holt provided the material to install the corporate board. We were fortunate to have some Centre County Probation workers-professional by trade to install the sign board and stain it too. This allowed others to par-take in other responsibilities. Gary & Mary Halsnik, Mark Watson and Larry Mayes led three separate crews collecting trash to fill a Rush Township dump truck. Although a lot of trash was collected, there is a lot more work to be done in these areas.
The SSRT wants to thank all the volunteers, Rush Township Supervisors for the use of their dump truck to unload the trash, Rod Fye-Centre County Recycling & Refuse and Centre County Probation Office.