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Fallen Trees Cut & Cleared From Eagle Spur Trail
On November 22, three members of our Board braved on and off rain to cut and clear over a dozen fallen trees and trim back numerous other trees near the trail. This popular 2.2 mile trail is south of Stage Coach Road in Durham and offers a very quiet experience ending at the edge of Jordan Lake. The Eagle Spur follows the original Durham to Duncan rail corridor that was in use until the mid-1960s when the corridor was re-routed to the east to allow the filling of Jordan Lake. TRTC has maintained this trail for over 15 years.UPDATE--February 14, 2016: Over the next few weeks TRTC will be doing trash clean-up and some work to remove small saplings that are making the trail less passable. After that has been done we will be installing replacements for 3 badly damaged culvert sections which cross the trail near its south end. Workdays on the Eagle Spur are tentatively planned for late February and in March to do these clean-ups and to bring the large culvert sections from Stagecoach Road to the lower part of the trail for installation during the Spring. We'll be letting folks know of these workday opportunities through emails via TRTC's Volunteer List. If you would like to be added to our Volunteers list email us at: email@example.com with a subject of "Subscribe Me to Volunteers List" .
UPDATE--February 23, 2016: We'll be doing a second workday at the Eagle Spur on Saturday February 27. Our tasks are to remove brush and small saplings to effectively widen the trail. Restoring this width will allow us to bring in three large drainage culverts by trailer later this year and to install them near the south end of the trail. Our plan is to meet at the Eagle Spur gate on Stagecoach Road in Durham at 9 am and to work until ~12:30 or 1 pm. If you are interested in helping us maintain and improve this very fine, rural trail please see the following file: Eagle Spur Email Those wishing to volunteer should contact Steve Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 pm Friday February 26th.
UPDATE--March 31, 2016: On March 26th we did a third workday. Because this midway section is especially overgrown our recent efforts only extended the widening/clearing about another .3 mile further south. We have ~ 1 more mile to clear and widen and will be holding another workday or two before the Summer heat sets in.