San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

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Trail Work at Ringtail Ridge March 4, 2010

The weather is certainly better and with Spring right around the corner the work has just begun on the trails.  Dick McBride and Kay Banning shovel crushed gravel for use in repairing the washed-out sections of trail at Ringtail Ridge.

The popular hike and bike trail will be the site of this year’s Bobcat Build and Don’t Mess with Texas project.  Not to complain about the rains, but we noted areas of the trail that could use some TLC.
The Bobcat Build is March 27 but you don’t have to be a student to lend a hand.  See our volunteer page for opportunities to get physical and get outside!

Two things in abundance at Ringtail Ridge off RR 12 is the Chinaberry trees and prickly pear cactus.  When the cactus stands encroach on the trail then John gets to work with his special tool that trims and hooks the pads for easy disposal.

Managing the invasive native and not native plants at all the greenspaces is a long-term goal of SMGA. If you’d like to help out with the surveys or removing the plants contact us through the volunteer page or plan on attending our annual meeting.

This year’s annual meeting promises to be educational, informative and just plain, good social event.

One of the hardest working volunteers at the weekly trail crew projects is Sheila Torres-Blank.  Hauling crushed gravel to the farthest reach of the ADA trail (Americans with Disabilities Accesible) is no easy feat but needs doing.  Providing both repairs to the trail and making water run-off management corrections to prevent more erosion were part of this week’s work.  If you’d like to join us with trail work or have a special skill and we need many different skills; contact us through our new volunteer page.

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