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New trail along Ottawa River to be dedicated on UT’s Main Campus

A new walking path by the Ottawa River on UT’s Main Campus will be dedicated Thursday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.

The gravel trail, which extends from the Law Center to Secor Road, was constructed along the waterway.

The new gravel path along the Ottawa River starts behind the Law Center and extends to Secor Road.

The new gravel path along the Ottawa River starts behind the Law Center and extends to Secor Road.

“This trail, which was paid for by the Student Green Fund, will be a great way to experience the Ottawa River,” said Dr. Patrick Lawrence, chair of the UT President’s Commission on the River and associate dean of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Arts and Letters.

“You never know what you might see. We have more than 40 fish species in the river. And this summer we’ve also reported muskrats, deer, turtles, frogs, blue heron, mallard ducks and Canada geese,” Lawrence, professor of geography and planning, added. 

Lawrence is scheduled to speak at the dedication, which will take place on the south side of the Law Center. If it rains, the ceremony will be held inside the Law Center.

“We’re lucky to have the Ottawa River running through our campus,” Lawrence said. “We’ve worked hard to improve the aquatic and forest habitat along the 3,700 feet through Main Campus.”

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