The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with National Fuel are looking for volunteers to help clean up the new Rails to Trails path on Saturday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day.
Actual construction of the new trail that runs through the Town of Tonawanda, atop a former railroad bed, was started in 2015 by Erie County and a private contractor. The trail officially opened in late spring of 2016. The trail is maintained by the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department through an agreement with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Volunteers are asked to meet at Lincoln Arena (1200 Parker Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14223) at 8:30am to receive assignments. You may need to get yourself to a different part of the path, depending on where you are assigned, so please be prepared to provide your own transportation. Dress appropriately for weather, this project will take place rain or shine. Pants, long sleeves, gloves, and boots are encouraged.
This is a great event for families, neighbors, sports teams, youth groups, and coworkers to get involved in their community and become stewards of this new walking and biking path. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up to volunteer online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445adad22a5f94-earth1.
Please contact Nicole Fields with questions at 831-1001 or .
Earth Day Rails To Trails Cleanup flier
Rails To Trails Map
Saturday, April 22
Lincoln Arena (1200 Parker Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14223)
Sponsored by the Town of Tonawanda Youth Bureau. Celebrate Earth Day and explore your creativity by beautifying the new Rails to Trails path at Chalk Fest! Check in at Lincoln Arena at 10:30am to receive your plot location and materials. Chalking will take place 11:00am-12:00pm. This year’s theme is “Concrete Jungle.” Competition categories: Individual child (ages 5-11), individual youth (ages 12-18), individual adult (ages 18+), and family/team (3-6 people). Local artists and leaders will serve as judges and announce the winners at 1:00pm. Refreshments provided. Parking and restrooms available at Lincoln Arena. This event is free for participants and spectators! Sign up at www.ttypr.com or at one of our facilities.