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Trillium Trail

trilliumIn 1946 a FCGC member, Ruth Boyles,  and her husband purchased property along Squaw Run Road with the purpose of preserving it for its natural abundance of trillium.  This enabled Fox Chapel Borough to create the Trillium Trail in 1948.  For this project the FCGC received the highest award given by the National Council of State Garden Clubs, the Green Ribbon Conservation Award.

 

Fox Chapel Garden Club has offered long-standing support for the green spaces in our community.  The Trillium Trail, with a diverse community of eastern native wildflowers, is one of the finest examples of Pennsylvania Mesic Forest in our region.  Additionally, our members were visionary in promoting the environmental educational use of the Trillium Trail.  Spring walks of the trails were incorporated into the Fox Chapel Area School District's curriculum, and conducted by Club members, well before such activities were common.  Today we continue to support the Trillium Trail by assisting in the selection, purchase and installation of native plantings in areas where disruption of the habitat has occurred due to natural and man made events.