The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Phase II of the Devou Park Trail Expansion Project showcased many great folks, great news to share, and grey skies after a week of rain (oh well, two out of three). A Commemorative Donor Plaque was placed in the Incinerator Kiosk, along with an updated trail map. New trails were officially opened and trail names were dedicated. The “Golden Adze” for extraordinary trail advocacy work was awarded to Natalie Gardner. Phase II Accomplishments and Phase III Goals were reviewed. One of many Phase III highlights is a connector trail to Ludlow which will allow for safe passage across the busy state route of Sleepy Hollow Rd. This will also give community connectivity to the park for 6,000 Ludlow residents. Also, the Drees Pavilion is sponsoring a multi-mile honeysuckle removal project on the trails built during Phase I. Big news – we announced that an anonymous benefactor donated $60,000 to our $160,000 Phase III fundraising goal. Ground breaking late summer or early fall. The food was incredible too, compliments of the Madison Event Center. Thanks for making it a success!!