|Trail crew repairs Warbler Walk erosion|
The week between holidays provided an opportunity for the trail crew to expand their efforts and recruit local neighbors to assist in making Schulle Canyon a premier natural area within the city limits. Planning for the event was completed by Kenneth Dees, Jo Ellen Korthals and Charles O’Neil. Among the projects tackled by the volunteers and neighbors were adding steps into the greenspace at Sierra Circle and eliminating a steep walkway prone to erosion. Several crew members took down a dead hackberry tree next to the parking area at the Alamo Street trail head that was a casualty of the drought. Also accomplished in the 3 hours of work was cleaning drainage areas to allow for water flow during those heavy rains, loping and trimming along the almost 2 miles of trail and a trash pickup in the natural area.
The 21 acres of natural parkland was the first in San Marcos that now has five additional natural areas for residents to enjoy. The parkland is listed as Heart of Texas East birding trail number 62 by the Texas Department of Transportation and is a good location for bird watching, dog walking, and family exercise.
-by Lance Jones, Stewardship Committee