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J.W. Budge and Garrett Pettus clear trees at the top of Standpipe Mountain Saturday as a part of a project with the You Lead Class of 2021 and local civic clubs. The You Lead class will focus first on repair the water tank at the top of the tower which has been in disrepair.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

You Lead Standpipe project begins with trail clearing, restoration

Saturday kicked off the first work being done local organizations on Standpipe Mountain. The group worked on clearing trails of overhanging branches and overgrown trees to start off the first day of their restoration process.

The Graham City Council approved a request by the You Lead Class of 2021 to start improvements at Standpipe Mountain in December 2020, starting with inquiring about the condition of the water tower and obtaining funds to make those improvements.

“What we as a You Lead class would like to do is really take ownership and dive into structuring up the tank itself and making sure that everything is safe for people to be up there and there is no liability. And what we would like to do in addition to that is partner with Keep Graham Beautiful and possibly the other civic clubs in Graham that would want to take ownership and help be a part of this project to just bring that life back to Standpipe,” Convention and Visitors Bureau Manager Grant Ingram said Friday.

For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 20 edition of The Graham Leader.

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