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The large pile of debris you may have observed on Grove Street near its intersection with state road 24 is the result of a very successful cleanup of Cedar Key’s Railroad Trestle Trail. Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy held the annual cleanup of the Trail on March 8.
President Earl Starnes stated, “this is the most successful Trail cleanup the Conservancy has ever had. We are extremely grateful for the large turnout of both members and non-members of the Conservancy who helped with the cleanup. These volunteers brought a surprising variety of items from the length of the Trail to its Grove Street start. The Conservancy also thanks the City of Cedar Key for supporting our efforts by hauling the debris away. The Trail has never looked so inviting.”
The FNCC has a permanent conservation easement for the Railroad Trestle Trail and jointly maintains this popular walking Trail with the City of Cedar Key. There is a plaque at the beginning of the Trail honoring the late George Carter Armstrong who spearheaded the effort to make the Railroad Trestle Trail permanently available to the public.
The FNCC was honored that George’s widow, Carol, was able to observe the efforts to maintain what George worked so hard to build and achieve.
Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy is a non-profit land trust with a 501(c) 3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service. Membership forms and additional information about its activities are available at its web site floridasnaturecoastconservancy.org.