Two Sevastopol teachers are volunteering their time and resources to help open some public walking trails. The Pioneer Ecological Reserve opened Sunday morning with a kick-off ceremony for the public. The Reserve is old farmland that was turned into a nature reserve for the Sevastopol school district. Mike Madden, a student and teacher at Sevastopol for 35 years, says that the trails are now being groomed to make them more accessible for the public. Madden says that the trails are the perfect oppurtunity for multiple learning resources such as a deer exclosure, planting trees, teaching students survival skills, and overall enjoying the beauty. Madden says that he is hoping people will come and view the new trails themselves.
There are two trails open for the public to use. One is named after former superintendent Carl Sholz and one for Madden. The trails are free for the public to use, and can be found right off Highway 57 on Dunn Road.