Athletics From the Nashua Telegraph: "Record number of volunteers clean up Mine Falls Park in Nashua"
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NASHUA – A record number of 64 volunteers - including a
number of Daniel Webster College student-athletes - joined
forces with nine members of the Mine Falls Park Advisory Committee
and personnel from the Nashua Parks and Recreation Department in
April in completing a major cleanup and trail diversion of the
325-acre park in the heart of the city.
The volunteers also included students from the Nashua High School South and North honor societies, and employees and guests from Starbucks who performed their environmental community service day.
Among the tasks accomplished were rerouting the Red Trail on the east side near Mill Pond, removing the invasive bittersweet species from the Seventh Street Bridge area and a general housecleaning of the major trails.
The students helped clean the area known as the Triangle, which contains a drain for runoff from the turnpike and cleaning of the embankment from the turnpike into the park.
“I’d have to classify this as a monumental successful trail day,” said the advisory committee chairman, Rabbi Joshua Segal, “what with the record number of volunteers and the amount of tasks that was accomplished. Kudos to the volunteers and committee members, who did an outstanding job.”