Volunteers help preserve Forest Hill Park

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dozens of volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday helping restore the trails to Forest Hill Park.

Several local associations teamed together to work on the three-mile trail system that will run through the park.

More than 125 volunteers cut down invasive shrubbery and replaced them with native plants.

Project leaders raised more than $15 thousand in community donations to make the event possible.

"I think that's the real story here. We've got a wide swath of the community that are coming together, putting not only their money, but their sweat equity into making this what it is today," said trials manager Nathan Burrell.

The main purpose of the trail restoration is to prevent erosion.

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