VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - Robin Harris

You will often see Robin picking up litter, trimming brush, or otherwise working along the Cricket Frog Trail between Conyers St. and the Covington Bypass. He often joins Newton Trails’ Thursday morning trail maintenance crew.

Robin worked for Roadway Express for 30 years as a dockhand, lift driver, and switcher. He has lived in Newton County for 28 years; the past six in Covington.

He volunteers with Newton Trails because he was looking to get involved, saw trash on the Cricket Frog Trail, and picked it up. “Now it’s like a habit,” he added.

When asked what he liked best about his volunteer work, Robin replied, “I feel like I’m contributing to something. I like helping people too, you’d be surprised how many people get lost walking a straight line! I also like just being out there. A lot of times it’s quiet. It gives me peace of mind for a while. I enjoy seeing the chipmunks and the occasional black snake.”

Finally Robin offered this, “Trails are a great place to be. Especially if you just need to get away from stuff. Just come out and try it."

This Volunteer Spotlight was written by another Newton Trails' volunteer, Harrison Kessler, a student at Oxford College of Emory University.