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Summerstown Trails cleans-up after wind storm

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By Nick Seebruch
Summerstown Trails cleans-up after wind storm
FOTST member Joe McNamara showing some of the damage at the Summerstown trails following last week's windstorm. Volunteers cleared much of the trails at the annual Clean-up Day. Submitted photo.

SUMMERSTOWN, Ontario – The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) took to the woods on Saturday, Nov. 2 for their annual fall clean-up.

There were 25 volunteers who pitched in to help tidy the trails, which was a good number because there was much debris to be cleared after the windstorm that took place the day before.

“It was like a war zone,” said FOTST President Vic Leroux when describing some of the areas where work was carried out.

Working in groups of two or three, the volunteers were able to remove many branches and small trees. When volunteers encountered a downed tree to big to be removed by hand, they marked its location and FOTST say they will move the tree at a later date when the necessary equipment is available.

In a statement, FOTST says that they are ready for another winter outdoor sporting season.

“Be on the lookout for the opening of the trails! As soon as there is enough snow on the ground, the trails will be groomed. As was the case in previous years, FOTST will be offering weekend rentals of XC ski and snowshoe packages at an affordable rate. Also available is the rental of fat bikes for use on the trails,” reads the FOTST statement.

For more information on the Summerstown Trails, checkout www.summerstowntrails.com

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