There are more new reasons to use the trail at DeHart Park these days.
Other than the warm sun, blue skies and children at play, DeHart Park now has over 120 new trees and shrubs beside the long established trail as well as the new extension behind the school board garage.
Over a dozen members of the Stuart Rotary Club along with other volunteers recently worked to establish the vegetation. C.D. Prillaman, owner/operator Prillaman Landscape Dimensions, Incorporated established in Ridgeway volunteered his time and equipment and provided instruction in the proper planting techniques.
“I have had the opportunity to work with C.D. on a number of projects; his dedication to local communities compliments his generous spirit and the expertise he brings to the many trails in our area,” said Rotarian Wayne Kirkpatrick. The vegetative border now present alongside Campbell Creek will serve as a riparian buffer and prevent future erosion during high-water events.
Anna Lester said, “The blooming red and yellow twig dogwoods and the variety of cedar trees along with other flowering shrubs will provide a brilliant array of color along the trail for years to come.”
This project was funded through a Rotary Foundation District Grant with matching funds provided by the Stuart Rotary Club. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”