Wachusett NEMBA's trail maintenance day broke new ground. Though this was the shortest Wachusett trail day ever only two and a half hours long! the volunteers installed two bridges and a boardwalk in an area of the Midstate Trail in Westminster where NEMBA has never done any work before!
Thirteen volunteers, three kids and three dogs, made short work of installing the pressure-treated bridges and boardwalk, and though we didn't have much lead time to publicize the event, it was great to see some new faces. Jim Amidon pre-cut all the decking and organized the perfect project, so everyone had a great time. We also cleaned up the streams, and pulled out about 600 pounds of garbage and old rotten lumber. The section of trail looks beautiful.
A Thank You Letter for the Midstate Trail Committee:
December 21, 2000
The Midstate Trail and all the other open space opportunities are valuable resources. Some people take their availability as a right. A small number recognize that it takes care and work to preserve them, and will help if asked. A very few will seek out ways to contribute to them.
The NEMBA asked how they could help, and said that they could and would supply materials and manpower, and were looking for "substantial" projects. You did all that you said you would. At our last meeting one of our committee members reported that he had been walking the trail near Graffiti Bridge, and found the work that your crew did. He said that the two bridges and the boardwalk looked good, looked sturdy, and were a real improvement to that section of trail.
Be assured that your help is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you on the trail, and to working with you again.
C-Chairman, Midstate Trail Committee, an affiliate of the Worcester Chapter, Appalachian Mountain Club.
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