by Erick Wikum
On November 14, the Friends of the Little Miami State Park held its 2021 annual meeting at the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead Museum in Camp Dennison, in sight of the Little Miami Scenic Trail. President Steve Murphy displayed a list of the Friends’ priorities, a list topped by safety. Murphy recounted several of the Friends’ recent safety-related initiatives including installing flashing, solar-powered stop signs to warn trail users approaching a few high-risk intersections.
The progress that FLMSP has made to make the trail safer, especially over the past two years, is hard to miss. In addition to the aforementioned flashing stop signs, the Friends contributed to trail crossing signs to alert motorists and to reflective paint “ladders” across intersecting roads. The Friends also introduced a trail sentinel program. Sentinels patrol the trail, identifying and reporting dangers and helping trail users who need assistance.
By supporting FLMSP, you can play a role in its ongoing trail safety effort. Here are three ways you can help.
- Join: Click here to become a member of the Friends and to donate towards its mission.
- Volunteer: Click here to volunteer to assist the Friends, whether on or off of the trail.
We are so fortunate to have a resource like the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The Friends’ mission is to ensure that we not only can enjoy the trail, but can enjoy it safely. Thank you, Friends!