With the help of 68 volunteers, 18 city employees and a $20,000 grant from Lowe’s, the Red Mile Place Trail, located between Red Mile Road and Cisco Road, has been revitalized.
“Our goal was to reclaim an existing hiking/biking/nature trail and to provide a safe and naturally enhanced environment for the public to enjoy,” says Susan Plueger, executive director of the Keep Lexington Beautiful organization, which oversaw the project and received the Lowe’s grant from Keep America Beautiful.
The project included the removal of invasive honeysuckle plants, the planting of 21 large trees, 34 small trees, 17 woody shrubs and 200 perennial pollinator plants.
Volunteers came from the Lexington Day Treatment Center, the Family Care Center and the Keep Lexington Beautiful organization, and the city employees came from the Division of Environmental Services. The city also contributed to the cost of the project.