Letter to the Editor

Thankful for all the help

Sunday, September 11, 2011

To the Editor:

Mike Knust, owner of Knust Excavating of Brazil, came to the aid of a local non-profit conservation and education organization.

Sycamore Trails RC&D received a 123-acre parcel of woodlands from The Nature Conservancy.

The tract, near Seelyville, will become a living learning center for naturalists, foresters, woodland owners and children of all ages.

Before the tract could be used for any public educational events, three derelict structures had to be razed at potentially sizeable expense.

Mr. Knust, who has worked with Sycamore Trails on abandoned coal mine remediation, volunteered his machinery and manpower to make the site safe, enabling the non-profit to use its funds for educational and site development purposes.

Sycamore Trails is deeply grateful to Mike Knust for this expression of community spirit.

More can be learned at www.sycamoretrails.org.

Sycamore Trails RC&D