Celeron Trail, Wetlands Get A Spruce Up
Published: Thursday, April 6, 2006
Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010 16:01
"We planned to connect North Hillside road to Route 44 to create the gateway entrance to the university," Miller said. This portion of the project will take a longer time, as the expected date of completion is July 2008.
Students such as Seth Brousseau, an 8th-semester economics major, say they have been waiting for UConn to give back to the students in a way like this. Brousseau, an avid hiking enthusiast who said he's been yearning to explore more terrain around the area, is anticipating the arrival of the new trail system.
"I'm just glad the UConn community will now have a place to go outside and enjoy," Brousseau said. "Everyone can enjoy an investment like this."
Although every aspect of the project is in the clear and underway for construction, Miller still has concerns.
"I think the biggest challenge will be funding," Miller said, concerned that the $150,000 will not last as long as planned. "We expect that the $150,000 will be gone quickly. We're hoping that donors donate to the Green Campus Fund so that the trails will be a success."