Trail reconstruction was completed in Herring Run Park this summer. The Friends of Herring Run Parks worked with the Student Conservation Association to restore the Tyndale trail, Mayfield trail, and create a new trail in the Roberton area of the park. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) supplied two crews of high school students to rebuild the trails over six weeks during July and August. A SCA intern hired by the Friends of Herring Run Parks coordinated the crews’ work with community members and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks (DRP). DRP supplied all the mulch for the trails.
The Student Conservation Association is America’s conservation corps. SCA members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. The SCA provides college and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable.
Restoration of the Tyndale trail and the Mayfield trail will serve to prevent further erosion on these trails. By implementing structures such as check-steps and turnpikes, the crews will help to keep the trail intact. In the area of the park directly adjacent to where Roberton Avenue meets Parkside Drive, the SCA crews created a new trail that loops from the new playground down to the Herring Run stream nearby. With the new trail, children and other community members have direct access to the Herring Run stream. The FHRP are glad to partner with the SCA to restore and upgrade trails in Herring Run Parks.