Joey’s Trail Honors Noted

Roxbury First Selectwoman Barbara Henry (third from left) honored residents Trudy Swenson (holding plaque) and her husband Bob McKenna (second from right) for their leadership efforts in the construction of a recreational walking trail called Joey’s Trail. Also present were Luanne Awlasewicz, Joey’s mom, and members of the Roxbury Conservation Commission. 

ROXBURY — Residents Trudy Swenson and Bob McKenna were recently honored by the Roxbury Conservation Commission for their leadership efforts in the construction of a recreational walking trail. Joey’s Trail was named for 11-year-old Joey Awlasewicz, who was the victim of an ATV accident in 2014. Located across from Booth Free Elementary School, the trail features native species plantings, a bench, trail map, wildlife camera, and educational kiosk and could be used as an outdoor science classroom.

Ms. Swenson is a long-time commissioner.

She and Mr. McKenna worked with the Awlasewicz family and friends, the local Boy Scout troop, Roxbury Public Works staff, Conservation Commission, PTO, and numerous volunteers to blaze the 0.3 mile trail, create a boardwalk over wetlands, and construct features to tie in to the local K-5 science curriculum. 

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