As we’ve reported here on the Advocate Back Talk blog, construction on the first phase of the Northaven Trail begins early next year, and volunteers want to make sure everything is in order when crews break ground. The Friends of the Northaven Trail will lead “Clean up the Trail Day” 2-4 p.m. Sunday, meeting in the parking lot behind Dealey Montessori . They already have about 50 volunteers, but there’s room for more.

Event coordinator Rachel Hobbs says they will split up into two groups, picking up trash or debris and helping identify any potential problems that might affect construction. “So that when they start doing construction, everything runs smoothly,” she says.

Parks and Recreation board members also are slated to help out. After the clean-up, the group will reconvene behind Dealey Montessori for hamburgers and drinks.

While a few neighbors hate the idea of having a trail run near their homes, most Preston Hollowers are excited about the walkabilty the new trail will bring to the community. “We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback,” Hobbs says. “The trail will get a lot of use.”

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