On August 22, 2009 over 120 Willamette University football players , lead by coach Mark Speckman, came out to Wallace Marine Park to build the beginning of the Wallace Marine Park Perimeter Trail. Using shovels, tarps and rakes the football players spread woodchips and built over 1,500 lineal feet of the soft surface trail. This event was a United Way Day of Caring and was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Friends of Two Bridges, the City of Salem, United Way, Hands On of Willamette Valley, and the Willamette University Football Team.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for making the Wallace Marine Park Perimeter Trail build kick off a success!
Work on the Wallace Marine Park Perimeter Trail will continue on September 12th, 2009 at 9am as an additional United Way Day of Caring. Friends of Two Bridges is looking for Volunteers to spread woodchips and trim brush. Tarps, shovels, rakes and clippers will be provided by the City. Volunteers should bring work gloves and appropriate work clothes. Volunteers will be required to sign a city waiver provided at the sign in table located at the first parking lot on the left as you enter the park. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please contact Ellen Miller with the Friends of Two Bridges with any questions, 503-409-9502.