. . AND THOSE THAT MADE IT HAPPEN as Nov 2011Bulldozer: Larry Graf
Bob Cats: Pine Creek Gansz Farms, Eric Westfall, Butch's Handyman Service, Secore Lumber-
Materials: Santo Montemorando /River Rocks, Phelps Cement/ Pavers, Paul Stoep/Gravel
Trees: Patty and Dave Alena, Aman's Nursery
Plants: Kim Gardner, Sue Cupriks, Wayne ARC, Carol May, Rich Henry, Robert Stopper, Jane
DeCracker, Sandi Bastedo, Peppermint Cottage B&B, Roger VanNostrand, Good Earth Garden
Nurseries: Millpond Evergreen Nursery, Windy Hill Flower Farm
Other: Sean Dobbins /Donation, Wal-Mart, Outdoor Unlimited, Lyons Presbyterian Church
Seneca Meadows, CREW/Trail Building
Special Diane Young/Landscape Design, Adam Chapin-over 120 hour of donated Bobcat work,
Recognition: Larry Graf/ Donation of a Bulldozer and operator for a day, Alberto Acosta/MusicForever
Wild for Everyone, Amy Colburn Forever Wild for Everyone /Logo
“TRAIL OF HOPE” AND “GARDEN OF LOVE” February 2012Located in Lyons, this trail is will provide a path into nature for many years to come. A place of peace and beauty where we can all become one with nature. As one of boys said to me this fall about the Dawn Redwood he planted, "Someday when I come back this tree be over a hundred feet high as he looked up as he grasped the needles. Yes, he will come back along with many others that will also come . They will come to see the flowers, the wildflowers in the woods, butterflies, birds and trees that will reach for the heavens.
I would like to quote from Aldo Leopold who said “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect”.* I think Aldo Leopold is looking down from heaven today and smiling.
*Evan Dawson's story was shown on News 13 and you can see him “on the beat” at the trail while filming the story in the top right photo.
**Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
PREPARING THE WAY… ~Mark Benjamin Mark Beckwith, Andy Steiner, Sean Vollenweider and Andy Buss of Applied Ecological Services (AES) in collaboration with the Seneca Meadows landfill provided services free of charge to the Lyons Community Center for the trail that is being constructed
for ADA access as part of the statewide Trail Works initiative.AES worked to remove invasive species including buckthorn, honeysuckle, and multiflora rose. These species which are not native to NY, shade and out compete native tree and shrub plants. The goal in this area is to restore the small forested area adjacent
to Black Brook to a native example of Western NY flora. The ecological benefits of this reclamation along the prolific Black Brook are another small part of the benefits that AES created and manages for the landfill at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve which also intersects with Black Brook. “The educational as well as ecologically beneficial components of this small area of removing invasive species and re-planting native species will have long-term positive effects for the local environment.” said Andy Buss of AES.