By Dave Warner

On Saturday morning, seven volunteers with four chainsaws hit the Buttermilk Falls Trail area in the first meeting to clear the trail and make it more accessible.

Several weekends will be needed to complete the project. Weather permitting, the next outing will begin at 8 a.m. on June 1st.

One of the volunteers, Bill Mills, stated, “We got a lot done today. There is still a lot to do, but it’s a really big start. Now you can get to the falls without climbing over six or seven fallen trees.”

If you would like to volunteer, email to be added to the notification list.

If you’d like to help fund the project, you can donate online using the link below. Any amount will be appreciated as we try to reach our $10,000 goal, and your donation is tax-deductible.

To date, we’ve collected $5,000 for the project. Main Street First has advanced $7,000 for the bridge to be ordered without waiting for the entire amount to be collected.

Construction is expected to take six weeks. To save transportation costs, Mike Evans has offered to trailer the bridge to the location.

Volunteers will move the pieces and assemble them at the location where city workers will install the bridge.