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Union County Volunteers Tackle Tough Trail-Clearing Job

Union County, NJ — Specially trained, chainsaw-equipped volunteers have been hard at work in the Union County parks system, clearing fallen trees from Superstorm Sandy away from popular walking trails. Pictured here, a group of volunteers takes a break from clearing the trail around Lake Surprise in the Watchung Reservation (front row, l-r Marc Grobman of Fanwood, Peter Axelrod of Berkeley Heights, Evelyn Morton of Cranford, Chris Auda of Westfield; back row, l-r Larry Russo of Cranford, Bob Czaja of Scotch Plains, Ned O’Connell of Scotch Plains, Michael Auda of Westfield and Marcus Jones of Summit.  Not pictured: Jean Jones of Summit and Karen Chmelar of Summit). To join the Union County Adopt-a-Trail/Adopt-a-Park programs contact the Department of Parks and Community Renewal, 908-789-3683 or visit