From left, John Farrell, Jim Whritenor, Donn Pritchard and John Melville took time out from working on the Lehigh Valley Trail for this photo. Photo courtesy of Mendon Foundation

By Fran Celona, President, Mendon Foundation
With our early warm weather, volunteers from the Mendon Foundation have been out sprucing up the Lehigh Valley Trail. Fallen trees have been cleared, the gardens have been tended to and mowing will begin soon.

Last May, on a very hot Saturday, a group of HF-L students and the Mendon Foundation’s garden team, led by Cindy Lau, cleared and beautified the areas on both sides of the stairway between Mendon Station Park and the office buildings along Assembly Drive. Today, the stairway is very attractive with the Spring plants coming up.

At the end of last year, approximately 600 daffodil bulbs were planted in gardens at Rochester Junction and Mendon Station Park. They are flowering now and hint at more to come as the larger, colorful flowers will begin to sprout. Come out and enjoy the Lehigh Valley Trail!

If you see a fallen tree or another area needing help, please call (585) 622-4949 or email Better still, if you would like to be part of the trail team or the garden team, please be sure to contact Mendon Foundation!

P.S. – Volunteers from the Mendon Foundation will be cashiers at the 10th Fairway food tent at Oak Hill during the entire PGA Championship week May 15 through May 21. The Mendon Foundation has been promised a substantial donation for their efforts. If you are attending the PGA, be sure to pick up your food and drinks from them!

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