Greener Look Coming to Yoctangee Park

Yoctangee Park Lake

The Chillicothe Park Annex will be looking a little more green. Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Committee Chair, Ceil Corcoran, says new trees will be planted in the annex in the coming weeks.

"We are going to be planting 35 trees in the Annex over the next two weeks," said Corcoran. "This is in addition to new trees at Paint and Water, and in front of the health district." The addition of new trees is made possible by the Chillicothe Tree Commission, which has helped Chillicothe to remain an Arbor Day Foundation designated Tree City USA for the past 23 years. 

In addition to the new trees, Corcoran took time during last Monday's meeting to tout the efforts of a local father-daughter duo to help keep the area around the Yoctangee Park Lake clean and safe for ducks and geese. 

"Thank you to Corri Woods and her dad Hobie Woods for placing tubes along the lake at Enderlin Circle to safely dispose of tangled fish lines, broken lures and hooks," said Corcoran. "We really appreciate their dedication."

Corri Woods is Corrine Woods, the young founder of the local non-profit, Little Blessings. Her past efforts include raising funds for local law enforcement. Corcoran says Corrine and her father placed the tubes act as receptacles for discarded fishing waste.

"You put them inside the tube instead of throwing them on the ground," said Corcoran. "That is harmful to our water-fowl, so we really appreciate their work and we'll be interested to see how it works out."

Corcoran added that residents can also expect to see some new fountains in the park lake within the near future.


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