Help Wanted for Beaver Dam Trail Repairs

Damage from recent storms has left the City of Hillsville in dire need of assistance with major repairs to the Beaver Dam Trail. According to city officials, in order to open the trail in a timely manner, it has partnered with the Friends of the Blue Ridge, Fisher Peak Chapter for community service days.

Currently the trail is closed and the city has issued an open invitation to the public for additional volunteers to help restore the trail to functional capacity. According to Friends representative Cary Simms, volunteers can join the Town of Hillsville and Friends of the Blue Ridge, Fisher Peak Chapter, for business days Oct. 8 and 15.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. (or come until 1 p.m.) at the Carroll Wellness Center parking lot (behind Slyder’s on Route 221) and help out for a few hours or more. Duties will include moving brush and debris in the woods along this section of the trail. Once cleared, volunteers will use shovels to load and unload the gravel where needed.

Email [email protected] with any questions and to let the group know when you plan to come (it’s not required). Volunteers are advised to wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Water, snacks, safety glasses, tools and a Friends of the Blue Ridge t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers!

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