Belle Plans Corridor Clean-up June 2
Celebrate National Trails Day
The city of Belle along with MORIT are planning a corridor clean-up in celebration of National Trails Day. The event takes place on June 2 from 9:30 to noon. MORIT Executive Director Greg Harris is asking community members and MORIT members/supporters to celebrate National Trails Day — June 2 — and support the Rock Island Trail by picking up trash and small pieces of railroad ties along the corridor. “This is a chance for people to be legally on the corridor,” Harris said. “Belle does have the right-of-entry agreement with Ameren.
Belle was awarded a $93,000 grant to build more than a mile of trail through town. Once the project receives the go-ahead from state the community wants to be ready to proceed. “Their grant is guaranteed until 2020,” Harris said.
Harris has advised participants to wear gloves and bring trash bags for the pickup. He also encourages people to stay check out several of the local eateries for lunch.
MO State Parks is slated to make a final decision on accepting the corridor by the end of the year. In the meantime, MORIT hopes to demonstrate interest and support with events such as the Clean-up in Belle.
For additional information, visit the MORIT facebook page.