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Volunteers needed for trail maintenance

Armstrong and surrounding community members are being asked to help maintain a trail that holds significant meaning for local residents.

Opened a year ago on June 23, Armstrong’s  Taylor Jade Van Diest Memorial Trail was built in memory of murdered Armstrong teenager, Taylor Van Diest.

The trail is in need of a clean up, especially the removal of weeds, said Taylor’s mother, Marie Van Diest.

“They are becoming obnoxious and we need to knock them back from encroaching on the path,” she said, adding users of the path have been  respectful in not leaving garbage along the trail.

The public is asked to bring wheelbarrows, shovels, gardening gloves and tools to help dig up the weeds on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In case of rain, the work party will be moved to Sunday at the same time, said Marie.

“This will also give us a chance to get together and chat,” she said.

The trail is located between Rosedale Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road.

 

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