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LHU celebrates Earth Day with trail dedication

Cierra Cook
Staff Writer
cdc8693@lhup.edu

April 24, 2014

Rainy weather did not stop students, faculty and community members alike from coming out for the Earth Day unveiling of the new nature trail on campus.

“This trail connects the past to the present, the campus to the community and the human to the environment,” Bob Myers, the director of environmental studies, said.

The ceremony was held outside of Robinson Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Myers started by thanking the various people who helped him in the process of developing the trail.

He asked recreation management professor, Lenny Long to cut the ribbon to officiate the opening of the trail for the public. Many attendees then walked the trail.

While walking the trail the group stopped at the seven interpretive signs that are placed throughout the trail.

“This was one of the best experiences of my life,” Myers said.

Myers plans to add benches in the future. Other additions include a structure at the top of the trail where the old naturalist cabin was originally built and maybe adding some sub loops off the current path.

“Being in nature is great, I think it is great that the trail was redone,” Vince Unger, a junior history and international studies major said.

Photos courtesy of Katie Hibbard.

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Lenny Long cutting the ribbon to officially open the trail.

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Bob Myers giving a speech at the ceremony.

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