Saturday, June 1, 2013

Blazing Trails

While many families were enjoying Matzke Park on this 1st day in June, some others were participating in trail development at the newly acquired 100-Acre Woods on the north edge of Norchester. 

Today was the day this undeveloped natural area of pines, oaks, bicycle, and walking trails was turned over to Pct 4 Parks.   As described on our blog post of May 13th HERE this area was acquired for preservation by the Bayou Land Conservancy with significant support from Houston Endowment and other organizations and has been donated to the Harris County Pct 4 park system.
It will fill in a previous gap in the Spring Creek and Cypress Creek Greenway project which is to complete a continuous trail and park system located along the two creeks. It would extend nearly 40 miles from Spring Creek, north of Bush Intercontinental Airport, to west of U.S. Highway 290, providing new opportunities to walk, run, and bike. When complete, this will be the longest, continuous “greenway” system in the nation.

 It was a hot, humid, but satisfying way to spend a Saturday morning.  The volunteers began the work to improve some of the main trails, and close off some of the “rogue” side trails that tend to endanger the environment through erosion.

 Our many thanks to those organizations and individuals who willingly give of their treasure, time, personal effort and sweat to provide such lasting benefits to so many others.
If you choose to take a walk through this area, our suggestion is to enter the main trail on the east side of Jones Road where it crosses Cypress Creek.  The trails are the ones shown in Green on this map…


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work.