It was a project that was supposed to be big and make significant progress in restoring the trails at Weldon Springs State Park, but thanks to natural emergencies across the country, the project is on hold.
Mary Mitchell-Stites with the Springs Foundation says the AmeriCorp group that was supposed to aid the Trails for Illinois group in restoring the trails was called to several different disasters across the nation and they were called off for DeWitt County.
In an effort get something going though, the Weldon Springs Foundation and Exelon will be taking on separate projects this weekend to get the ball rolling. Mitchell-Stites indicates there is plenty to be done.
Skillsets of all types are welcome at the two work days at Weldon Springs. Mitchell-Stites hopes those with some carpentry knowledge might be willing to donate their skills.
Exelon's work day will be Friday and the Weldon Springs Foundation work day will be Saturday.
Mitchell-Stites says volunteers are welcome and should plan to meet at the Chautauqua shelter area at 7:30 am and plan to work all morning.
For more information, contact Charlie Montgomery at Weldon Springs Recreation Area at 217-935-2644.