June 3rd, 2012 08:37 AM
Build boardwalks in Lexington Sunday June 10
See below. This is the area under the power lines across Turning Mill Road from Burlington Landlocked Forest. Lots of us ride these areas and these new boardwalks will add more mud-free options. Please try to help out.
Dear friends of Lexington conservation,
Join fellow conservation advocates and outdoor enthusiasts for a day
of fun and useful conservation work in Lexington, Massachusetts.
On Sunday, June 10 we will be continuing the work of extending
new boardwalks in Paint Mine Conservation area. We are well beyond
the halfway point for the present phase of this project and with a good
turnout, may be able to complete the two longest sections. For the current
work being scheduled, all the building material is in place and ready to be
assembled. There will be no lumber carrying this time (thanks to the LHS
cross country and track teams)! Thus we should be able to set a vigorous
pace for this work and see very satisfying results.
No prior experience is necessary. Water, lunch, tools, and instruction
will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle to reduce our
consumption of disposable cups. Bring work gloves and wear boots or
shoes that can tolerate mud, as it may be muddy in the trail area. We
will meet at 8:30 am in the Estabrook School parking lot, and will plan on
working to between 3 and 4 pm. Come for part of the day if that is what
your schedule permits. Any amount of time contributed is welcome.
Those arriving later in the day will find us by following the trail down the
steep slope beyond the gate (in the corner between the staff and public
parking lots) and listening for hammers upon reaching the trail at the
bottom of the slope.
This qualifies for high school community service credit (students need to
bring the forms to be signed.)
If unavailable for this work date, watch the Lexington
Conservation Stewards web page for updates, as we will be scheduling
further boardwalk building parties throughout this season and probably into
next spring to complete this big project. For questions or more information,
contact Stew Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-861-7697.