Katie Dicksonís Gold Award Project
On Sunday, May 15, 2011, the Washington Township Land Trust celebrated Katie Dicksonís Gold Award project by unveiling a new trail map and information kiosk sign. The kiosk sign is located along the Columbia Trail where it crosses the Land Trustís wildflower meadow on Fairview Avenue in Long Valley.
WTLT Mill Pond Park Kiosk
Katie applying finish to the framing.
Information contained in the WTLT Mill Pond Park Kiosk
Karen Richards, Vice-President of the Land Trust, praised Katieís dedication to her community, her leadership abilities and her time-management skills. Katie spent 84 hours on the project, designing and printing a trail map of Mill Pond Park, and designing and helping build the kiosk sign to house the trail map and other Land Trust information. To develop the map, she walked the trails with a hand-held GPS, marking points of interest as well as the direction of the paths, and then transferred those points to a map of the property.
As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, the Washington Township Land Trust owns and manages approximately 200 acres of park land and has helped preserve over 1,000 acres of open space.