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South Portland Land Trust members Chip and Sue Woodson, above, joined Mayor Tom Blake and others Saturday, Sept. 24, for a clean up day along Long Creek Trail, staged in conjunction with the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort on public lands. According to land trust Program Manager Dugan Murphy, "There wasn't much trash to pick up" on the trail that runs behind Portland International Jetport, so the Woodsons and others focused on erosion mitigation projects. "Because the trail runs along the steep banks of Long Creek, erosion is a constant issue, despite the large oak, pine, and maple trees along the trail with their own stabilizing root systems," Murphy said. The next land trust event is the Bug Light 5K held in cooperation with the South Portland Historical Society, to be run Sunday, Oct. 9. (Courtesy photo) South Portland Land Trust members Chip and Sue Woodson, above, joined Mayor Tom Blake and others Saturday, Sept. 24, for a clean up day along Long Creek Trail, staged in conjunction with the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort on public lands. According to land trust Program Manager Dugan Murphy, "There wasn't much trash to pick up" on the trail that runs behind Portland International Jetport, so the Woodsons and others focused on erosion mitigation projects. "Because the trail runs along the steep banks of Long Creek, erosion is a constant issue, despite the large oak, pine, and maple trees along the trail with their own stabilizing root systems," Murphy said. The next land trust event is the Bug Light 5K held in cooperation with the South Portland Historical Society, to be run Sunday, Oct. 9. (Courtesy photo)

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