Volunteers To Spruce Up 23rd Street Bike Park
The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation will be working together with volunteers to clean up Pittsburg’s 23rd Street Bike Park. Several workdays have been set aside for event – September 23, 29, 30, and October 6, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Work involves chopping down dead or dying trees, trimming healthy trees, removing vines obstructing healthy trees, and cutting out brambles, poison ivy or other invasive ground cover that has overrun grass.
Boy Scout Ethan Lomshek is leading the effort for his Eagle Scout project. He chose to focus his project on 23rd Street Bike Park after noticing fallen limbs and overgrowth along the trail needing to be cleared away. He says the park has special importance to him.
“It has been a place I have always been a part of, from building the dirt track to riding the trails with my dad since I was a little kid,” says Lomshek.
Ethan Lomshek’s father and Tailwind Cyclists owner Roger Lomshek is helping to promote the volunteer effort on social media.
“Lots of people and organizations have shared our trail-clearing event on Facebook,” says Lomshek. “Bicyclists, scouts, nature lovers, students and people who just want to help make Pittsburg a fun place to live are planning to come.”