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Volunteers Get Monticello Trail Ready for Spring

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Volunteers at Monticello came out Thursday morning to get their community trail ready for spring - and they created a beautiful trail feature in the process.

A natural spring at an old farm above the trail was running down the mountain and eroding part of the heavily used walking trail below. Thursday, volunteers diverted the spring into tubing that they ran down the mountain. They then covered the tubing, hiding it under rocks and dirt. The water now runs down a rock formation, creating a waterfall that flows into a drain next to the trail.

The effort was part of National Volunteer Week. Volunteers say they're happy to be able to give back

"This trail is heavily used by so many people, so I think it's the least we can do to help maintain it because we sure do use it all the time. It takes a lot of work to maintain this trail,” said Linda Chauvin, a volunteer.

Monticello leaders say the trail will see much heavier use thanks to the warmer spring weather. It also needs to be in good condition for the upcoming Montalto Challenge run in May.

Monticello leaders say there will be more opportunities for volunteers coming in the near future. If you are interested in joining them, email volunteer@monticello.org.

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