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All groups will meet at the Leonard-Howell park shelter (Shelter photo attached, near the bridge on Bonham Road) at 9:00 am with about 50 persons assigned to the tasks below in groups of 10, supervised by APhiO Brothers and adult Scouters.  BRING YOUR OWN LOPPERS, GLOVES, SAWS AND OTHER TOOLS.  The various sponsoring agencies have some equipment, but it is best to always Be Prepared.  And don’t forget your water bottles and your unit’s first aid kit.

Jessica Greene, Exec. Dir. (and former APhiO Brother), Oxford Visitors Bureau, has communicated plans for three service projects on Saturday, October 17 for the 9-11 am time slot.  One is tentative, upon delivery of supplies.

1.  Clean graffiti off the Black Covered Bridge (within hiking distance of the camp).  Bring your own scrapers, gloves. See the OATS map and the green northern “loop” for the site of the bridge (also on the Regional Trails map).  This “green line” area above Yager Stadium and along the creek is where we will be working, between 732 and Bonham Road (see Phase one map).  We are camped in the area near where the solid green line ends on Bonham road.

2.  Honeysuckle removal for a future linkage to Oxford’s new extensive bike trail.  This group needs gloves, loppers and honeysuckle “poppers” if you have any.  Some “poppers” will be provided by the City Planner and the Metro Parks staff.  ONLY adult APhiO Brothers over 18 will be allowed to “paint” the stubs of the cut trunks.  APhiO “Brothers” have experience with this from their service in Hueston Woods.

Background on future bike trail (and see the overview map Regional Trails attached):

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/local/oxford-bike-path-proposal-gains-momentum/ncNrh/

http://miamistudent.net/?p=17002571

3.  IF the ordered directional signs arrive by 10/17, a third group of older Scouts will be directed to help place trail directional signs.  This is the green-dashed markings on the Phase one map.

Gloves, small hand tools, and shovels are welcomed.