Close to 60 volunteers turned out on a Saturday early in May to continue improving the Wayne Township Nature Park.
Some were Cub Scouts from Woolrich, some were CleanScapes volunteers under the leadership of Elisabeth Lynch McCoy, and some were area residents who are interested in the par, reported Doris Fritz who leads the Wayne Township Recreation Committee.
The park is on township land near Linnippi Village. Development of the land as a park began about three years ago, Fritz said, and since then it has attracted many visitors.
McElhattan Creek runs through the park, which now has restrooms and eventually will be handicapped accessible.
The work day earlier this month completed the walking trail, which is between a half mile and three-quarters of a mile long.
Two days later, volunteers came together again and planted about 300 plants to nearly complete the butterfly garden, Fritz said.
“It was a joy to see everyone come out and work together, ” she said.
She credits her fellow Recreation Committee members. The park is just one of their projects, Fritz said, and a good number of them turned out to work. She also credited Lych McCoy for her support of the work day on the trail.