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Brushfire

Brushfire

May 8, 2018. Local emergency services were called out to put out a small brushfire smoldering off the Red Trail. Please be careful with matches and cigarette butts.

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

To get an early jump on Earth Week and Arbor Day, student volunteers from the RU Outdoors Club and Ecology department came out to plant trees in the RU EcoPreserve.  Bare root  sapling “whips” of flowering dogwood, black gum and persimmon were planted in several gaps opened up by Superstorm Sandy back in 2012.  Since then the gaps have been invaded by a thick ground cover of stiltgrass and mutliflora rose.  The students removed some of the competing vegetation and…

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2017 Trail Usage Counts for Kiosk Entrance

2017 Trail Usage Counts for Kiosk Entrance

The 2017 trail counter data for the Kontos Kiosk entrance to the EcoPreserve (near the Avenue E Roundabout, across from the RU Business School) documents the high use of the EcoPreserve.  Taking just the Outbound (Exiting the Preserve) data nearly 6300 pedestrians and bikers were recorded. The peak months were April and October, each with over 900 folks counted.  Comparing these data to the Green Trail (see prior post), this trailhead receives a lot more use during the summer with…

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