We had a good trail workday this past weekend. We did the rough clearing of the re-routed trail next to the stream behind Henley. We had a couple new helpers- two Sophomore class officers from WAHS. They are organizing the James Sun Memorial 5k race to take plave on April 28th:
The James Sun Memorial 5K Race will be held in Old Trail Village Saturday, April 28th. Registration begins at 7:45am; race start is 9am.
James Sun, a member of the current Sophomore Class at Western Albemarle High School, was killed in a car accident while skateboarding near his home in 2011. The 5K race, organized by James’s former classmates, will raise funds to install a tree and plaque in his memory at the High School. As a request from the Sun family, additional funds raised will go to The Compassionate Friends, a non-profit group that supports parents who have lost a child.
Since we’d llike to have the newly re-routed trail ready by the race, we will have a workday this Saturday, April 7th. Meet at Trailside Coffee at 9am and be ready for tread-work.
I know this is also a workday at Byrom Park, another important project in western Albemarle County. Please feel free to attend either workday– it should be a great weekend for the trails!