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Fells Work Day with the DCR and GBNEMBA - Sunday, August 26

posted Aug 14, 2012, 4:37 PM by michele biscoe
Part of the Reservoir (Orange) Trail was rerouted on June 30, and to complete that project GBNEMBA will be working with DCR to revegetate the now closed section of the trail.

According to GBNEMBA, who are respected for their experience as trail-builders, 

"Whenever a trail is rerouted the final, critical step is to closed down the original trail bed and effectively make it disappear. This allows the ecosystem to regenerate and return to a natural state. In most cases we accomplish this by using plantings and native materials to restore the old trail bed to look as if it is undisturbed like the areas around it and remove any obvious sight lines indicating that a trail was there."

Join GBNEMBA on Sunday, August 26, from 9am to 1pm and help complete the closure of that section of trail. Wear clothing suitable for light digging, closed-toe shoes and work gloves if you have them. Bug spray is a good idea as is a water bottle. GBNEMBA will provide lunch.

Meet at the Chandler (Fire) Road gate on the west side of the Sheepfold driveway (just after you go under the bridge when you are headed into Sheepfold, on the left). If you arrive after 9am and no one is there, take Chandler Road (on foot) until the Orange trail turns left and just follow that for a very short distance and you will find the crew.

Complete details are available from the GBNEMBA website.