Volunteers help maintain Tory's Woods trails in Deerton

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DEERTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Volunteers with the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy hit the trail Friday afternoon. They were out at Tory's Woods Land Conservancy in Deerton to tend to the trails.

That included raking leaves and other debris off trail paths and taking measurements, and inspecting new signage at the trail head. Staff from the Land Conservancy say it gives volunteers a sense of ownership when they help maintain the trails.

"Bringing people in to help with stuff like this really helps everybody connect to the areas that you're hiking in. It's one thing to just go walk around and it's another thing to help take care of it. It gives people who visit a sense of responsibility," said Executive Director of the U.P. Land Conservancy, Andrea Denham.

The group meets regularly to hike along trails and make sure they're in good shape.

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