November 17, 2011
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November 26December 10----Planned start of trail construction work!January 28 **March 10--Big workday! Lunch will be served afterwards.
October 13, 2011
To clarify a few things about the upcoming workday:
*We will not be clear-cutting anything! Only honeysuckle will be targeted. We may do some corridor work, but it should be mostly clearing honeysuckle and maybe lopping a branch or two. ABSOLUTELY NO cutting of GOOD NATIVE TREES will be done. The reason for the bigger saws is that some of the honeysuckle is massive and handsaws just won't do it.
Also a quick note about trail building...there is an initial environmental impact when trails are first constructed. However, we use no power tools (other than the occasional chainsaw or weedeater), ABSOLUTELY NO CHEMICALS (for trail building...honeysuckle is another story), and once the trail is cut in, we let nature take back over the outlying areas. I design the trails to minimize erosion, vegetation/tree loss, and to be fun for hikers and riders both. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
More good news:
From the Pitch...
Roanoke Park is "Best Comeback"!!!
Eric Rogers, neighbor, is best advocate for creating BikeWalkKC!!!
Volker Bikes, 39th and Bell, is named best bike shop!!!
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Trail Maps, in various formats:
Roanoke_Park_Trails.pdf (417 kb).
Roanoke Park Trees and Trails Google Map
"Roanoke Park Tour" on MTBProject.com
To avoid damaging trails, check Trail Status before biking or hiking off road. ("Rozarks" = Roanoke Park's 2.5 miles plus Rosedale's 3.5 miles.)
Contact the Westport-Roanoke Community Center to find out about their facilities or inquire about reserving spaces.