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Nature Trails

I have been noticing articles about local nature trails.  My question is how do I find out who maintains these trails.  The reason I am asking is there seems to be a trail which has been forgotten.  This trail was built in my daughters memory.  It is the Melissa Mullins Nature Trail, located at Peace Dale Elementary School. This trail was built by local volunteers and supplies donated by local businesses.  I am not physically able to help but I do have some family members and friends that would are able and  willing to help clean and trim and whatever else needs to be done to care for this trail. I also could help with a small donation for supplies. This trail has also has an outdoor classroom for students to learn. If anyone could help me with information on who to contact I would appreciate it.
Will Litvin February 25, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Hi Kathy, I think I can help. I'm a parent of a Peace Dale Elementary student and am also on the South Kingstown Parks & Recreation Commission. I'm going to forward your post to the superintendent at SKRC regarding Melissa's Nature Trail. If you'd like to reach me directly, my email is will@lighthouseri.com.
agoodson17 February 25, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Hi Kathy- I am a member of the Peace Dale Elementary PTO. We have been contacted by a local Boy Scout who would like to clean up this trail for his Eagle Scout project this spring. Joyce Campbell is the contact in the SK rec dept who is responsible for all of the nature trails in SK. As part of the Peace Dale PTO's after school enrichment this March she will be leading a class that will use the trail as well! I will forward your post to the PTO president who has the contact info for the Boy Scout. I'm sure he would love help from your friends and family! Thanks for your post. I didn't realize the full history of this trail. I'm looking forward to visiting it with my family once it is ready.
Will Litvin February 25, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Hey Kathy: Rex Eberly, SK Parks & Recreation Superintendent got back to me saying unfortunately the parks department is not involved with this particular trail. He suggests contacting the school maintenance department 360-1120 (Bob). Rex also mentioned he wasn't aware of any SK Parks personnel (mentioned in previous comment) responsible for all nature trails in SK. He did say that if you don't get anywhere with the school maintenance department, to please contact him and he will see what he can do: 789-9301. Hope this helps! :)
Kathy February 25, 2014 at 05:03 PM
Thank you, I appreciate your help and the information. I recently moved back to Rhode Island after my husband Bryan passed away. I plan on visiting the nature trail as often as possible once spring arrives and my health permits me. As you can well imagine this is a very special place for me, even just to sit and have quiet time will be great. Once again thank you so much.
agoodson17 February 25, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Hi again Kathy - Would you mind sending me your contact info? Rather than duplicating efforts we can all coordinate through the Eagle Scout candidate. This is an important project for our PTO and we will make sure it happens. Thanks! Alicia agoodson17@yahoo.com
Kathy February 27, 2014 at 07:06 PM
agoodson17 My contact info is MissyMul@aol.com. Your probably thinking "wow" that's and old one "aol". It is but just never changed it after losing Melissa. When you contact me by email I will give you my phone number and any other information you may need. I hope to talk with you soon.

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