Trails Board Gives Annual Report

Trails Board Gives Annual Report

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners heard their annual report from the county's representative to the Buffalo Trails Board, Mary Folks.

Folks and a few volunteers maintain Klondike Trail, the only county-owned and maintained trail that is part of the Buffalo Clear Creek Trails System.

Folk told the commissioners that county road and bridge , back in 2012, took out non-native Russian Olive trees along the first mile of the 3 3/4-length trail.

This year the Buffalo Trails Board, through the Rec Board, was able to hire Ed Huson, who has been helping Folk keep the Russian Olive in check along the trail. She told the commissioners that Huson cuts, and she sprays.

With the large amount of private property along the trail, she said sh doesn't believe the trails board will ever completely get rid of the Russian Olive, but she and Huson are making progress.

She then asked the commissioners for help with a project.

The commissioners told Folk they would follow up on her request, check with Weed and Pest to see if the weeds can be sprayed or find a way to get them mowed, or possibly both.

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