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The restoration of the MKT Trail corridor (mile markers 8.25 - 7.75) affected by the installation of the new sewer line is critical for the success of the project and long-term community satisfaction. Park staff have recommended planting 180 native trees along the trail corridor to include the following: Sugar Maple, Sycamore, White Oak, Swamp White Oak, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Kentucky Coffeetree, Redbud, PawPaw, Buckeye Sassafras, Blackhaw Viburnum and Persimmon trees.  Park staff will also work with a group of interested citizens to include areas of edible landscaping.  Green flags marked with suggested tree species (based on the proposed conceptual plans found here) have been placed along the trail corridor for visual enhancement. 

Friday, December 16 Update:   Additional planning for trail corridor sections will be discussed at a community-wide, public input meeting Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  The open house style meeting will be held in the Friends Room at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.  Park planners will discuss objectives and proposed trailside enhancements for restoration areas.  Trail users will have an opportunity to provide feedback on proposed plans. 

Monday, November 14 Update:  Park staff will be conducting a guided walk on Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. to allow public input on tree planting and restoration efforts along the MKT Trail.  Plan to meet trailside near the Grasslands Connector Bridge, between MKT mile markers 8.0 and 8.25.

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