Hikers along the Red Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation will find the going a little easier, thanks to a group of hardworking Adopt-a-Park volunteers.

Organized through Jersey Cares and the UC SHOUT (Union County Students Helping OUT) youth initiative, the 20-strong group helped to restore a chronically wet section of the trail by applying gravel to a raised “turnpike” that enables excess water to percolate through.

Any individual or group is welcome to join Adopt-a-Park/Adopt-a-Trail. For more information visit ucnj.org/parks-recreation, call 908-789-3683 or email bkelly@ucnj.org.

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