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Volunteers Needed for Bedford Trails Day – 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday May 11
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please help the Bedford Trails Committee improve our trails. Three projects will be overseen by a member of the Bedford Trails Committee and are open to groups, individual volunteers, and families. Students may be eligible for community service hours. All participants will need to sign a waiver. Please bring gloves and possibly safety glasses suitable for working outdoors. While some tools will be provided, volunteers should also bring tools they may have available, including hand trimmers, pruners, shears, loppers, or hand saws for weeding and trimming; and shovels, rakes, or wheelbarrows for spreading wood chips and stone dust (no power tools!).
There is no signup! Just select which activity you would like to join from the three projects below, and arrive by 10 am on Saturday, May 11th; details and maps for each project are attached:
- Project #1 – South Road trail to the Minuteman Bikeway (across from and connecting to Hartwell Town Forest trails), led by Joe Mazzeo.
Volunteers will trim the trail, remove weeds, and spread stone dust over the ~100′ long x 6’ wide trail from the Minuteman Bikeway to the edge of the woods. Please park at Evergreen Avenue or at Depot Park, and walk the Minuteman Bikeway to the South Road trailhead (see attached map).
- Project #2 – Trail from Doris Road into the Lindau Farmland at Pine Hill, led by Michael Barbehenn.
Volunteers will spread wood chips along the trail from Doris Road across the field (~150 yards and 6-8′ wide). Please park at the water tower at 72 Pine Hill Rd., on Doris Road, or at the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail crossing on Pine Hill Road. Please meet at the Doris Road trailhead (see attached map). If there are enough volunteers or enough time and interest, we will also trim the remaining Lindau Farmland trails.
- Project #3 – Middle School/Minuteman Bikeway Extension Trail, led by Clem Larson.
Volunteers will enjoy a “Light Maintenance” Trail Walk, trimming while we walk the sidewalk on Railroad Avenue leading to the John Glenn Middle School, and other nearby trails. Volunteers will also cut back overgrown brush from the Railroad Avenue gravel parking area. Please park and meet at the gravel parking area on Railroad Avenue at the Reformatory Branch Trail, also known as the Minuteman Bikeway Extension (see attached map).
If you have questions, please send an email to BedfordMA.email@example.com. Please also check the Bedford Trails Google Group website for the waiver form and also for any last minute, weather-related changes: https://groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails