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Volunteers “Step Up” For Unique Geology in Union County Parks

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The last Saturday Trail Work Day of 2017 was a success as 26 volunteers stepped out into the cold to install steps in three newly re-routed sections of the Orange Trail in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.

The steps will help visitors get a close-up view of unique geological features including an ancient lava flow and glacial erratics, the non-native rocks left behind following the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier.

The volunteers also pruned back vegetation that was encroaching into the trail bed, and closed down old trail sections that are no longer in use.

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Saturday Trail Work Days take place on the first Saturday of every month except January and February. The program will resume on March 3.

Any individual or group is welcome to join Saturday Trail Work Days and other volunteer activities in Union County Parks. For more information, call 908-789-3683 or visit Adopt-a-Trail/Adopt-a-Park online at ucnj.org/parks.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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