POMEROY — For fishing fun or just sitting under the sun taking in the sights, the Mulberry Avenue Pond area is a nice place to visit.
Work to improve the pond and the surrounding area is continuing, and if another Nature Works grant from the Department of Natural Resources comes through, additional improvements can be made to make it even more enjoyable for public use.
Jim Smith, chairman, advises that Pomeroy Village has applied for another Ohio Department NR Nature Works grant. If it comes through, and he thinks it will, the money will be used to further improve the path back to the waterfall on the Mulberry Heights side of the pond and to construct a bridge across the pond at the back to connect with the handicapped accessible wooden walkway on the cemetery side of the lake.
Earlier this spring, a gas utility company relocated its underground lines near the pond on the Mulberry Heights side which now allows for the extension of the partially completed path back to the waterfall at the far end of the pond.
Meanwhile, Smith who is experiencing some health problems, is looking for volunteers to help maintain the park area this summer. Picnic tables and benches, donated by various businesses and organizations, and a grill made by Meigs High School are available for use by the public. Other improvements are being made to encourage the public to use the pond for fishing and the area around it for a picnic or a place to just relax on a warm summer day. Meanwhile, the grass keeps growing and the flowers need care and a few volunteers are needed to assist Smith with the upkeep.
In the process of the gas company’s work of replacing lines near the pond, several trees had to be removed and were cut into firewood pieces. That wood is now being sold for $40 a truckload with the money to be used for park and pond improvements.
Anyone interested in buying a truckload of wood or doing some volunteer maintenance work is asked to contact Smith at 444-5184.