Work Day March 29 At RiverPark

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2014

COOLEEMEE – Even though it’s a nature park, work to preserve The Bullhole never really ends.

Eroding trails need mending. Undergrowth needs clearing. Downed trees need removal. New trails need creating.

That is what the Davie High School football team members and their coaches have been doing for the past few years, supported by others who are dedicated to this unique regional treasure on the South Yadkin River.

At 8 a.m., Saturday, March 29, volunteers will gather for a RiverPark Work Day at the Margaret

C. Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan County side, near the dead end of Erwin Temple Church Road, turn on to Needmore Road from NC 801.

A light breakfast of coffee, juice and biscuits will be provided courtesy of the Davie County United Way. Volunteers will get their work gloves and break into work teams assigned to both sides of the river.

Plans are to create a new trail along the river above the dam on the Davie side if the area is dry enough. A small section will be cleared on the Rowan side for a play area near the big picnic shelter. With two swings, a slide and small climbing wall, it is expected to attract more shelter rentals by family reunion and church groups. Memorial donations from the family and friends of Terry Wilson assisted in making this project possible.

The day will end at noon with a lunch provided by Hot Digity Dogs operated by Brad and Stephanie Waller. He is a RiverPark board member and she is its events coordinator. To volunteer, show up on time in long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes or boots at the picnic shelter. For more information call 284-6040.