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Editorial

Lower Valley Pathway board needs volunteers

Lower Valley Pathway board needs volunteers

The board of directors that oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the Lower Valley Pathway is in need of new blood.

For those who don't know, the pathway is the walking and bicycling trail that stretches between Sunnyside and Grandview, which parallels Yakima Valley Highway. As many can attest, the pathway is widely used by all walks of life here in the Lower Yakima Valley.

The current board of directors, to put it bluntly, is getting on in years. There is a move afoot to inject new life into the group.

The function of the board is to see that the weeds along the pathway are sprayed or mowed and that garbage is collected. The board is also charged with making sure the drinking fountains remain in working order, that graffiti is removed when taggers strike and that the tables and benches along the pathway are maintained in good working order.

The board of directors doesn't necessarily perform the work themselves, but are charged with coordinating services-mainly, contacting the supporting agencies and groups that are already established and set up to perform these chores.

Meeting just once a month, being a board member doesn't require a big time commitment. What being a board member does require, though, is having a resolve to keep the Lower Valley Pathway clean, sparkling and operational.

There is a breakfast meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, March 13, at Bon Vino restaurant in Sunnyside at 7 a.m. for all interested in helping maintain and improve the pathway. Whether it's an interest in becoming a board member or just in helping out however you can, consider attending Tuesday's meeting.

This is a great opportunity to help improve the quality of life in the Lower Yakima Valley. Show up Tuesday morning and learn how you can make a difference.

1 - Bob Story • March 9, 2007 • 4:29 PM

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