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Our forester, Roger Plourde, lead a group of neighbors and friends for a walk at Henry’s Grove in anticipation of a timber harvest over the 2018-19 winter. The overarching goal is to improve the quality and health of the trees growing on the 94-acre property that runs from Lombard Road down to the East Branch […]

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Breeding birds monitored

Thanks to Jeff, Ann, John and Cynthia, we have a better handle on what birds are using Wendemuth Meadow and Mandell Hill during this breeding season. Early Sunday morning, we convened at Wendemuth and walked the longer loop trail that runs up and around the hill. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, though a bit […]

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Chris Buelow, a restoration ecologist with the Mass. Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, lead a walking tour of the recent barrens restoration project along Muddy Brook. As Chris explained, the recent land use – woods with lots of the ubiquitous White Pine – of the area was really different from the past 8,000 years. […]

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You Value Your Woods

Last Thursday evening over 30 people gathered to listen, learn and share information about the values of our woods. A lot of ground was covered in the hour and a half program, and we went away knowing that more woods walks and talks should be offered. Keep an eye out for those opportunities to gather […]

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Barn Clean-out

We had a great work-day today, re-stacking wood, sweeping the floors and moving out the unusable wood. Now the center aisle is clear and space is open for the E.T.E.A.M. counselors with the summer camp in 2018. Many thanks to Dave, Harrison, Dave, Don, Sherry, Trish, John, John and Cynthia!      

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Two Piles Down and More Cut

We had a great work-day yesterday at Wendemuth Meadow. It was warm enough to take off jackets even away from the burn piles and the breeze helped fan the flames some of the day. Many thanks to Harrison, Becky, John (and his envirologs), Dave, Trish, Tom, Dave, Malachi, Devin, Harlan and Stavros. The hotdogs and […]

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Rolling on the Railings

We had a fabulous morning yesterday – and got the railings back on the trestle bridge at the Mass Central Rail Trail. Watch this quick video to see some snippets of our terrific volunteers in action!

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New Decking Installed!

The trestle bridge at the Mass Central Rail Trail has new decking! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the installation. The next step is to put the railings back, which is scheduled to happen next Sunday starting at 9am. Lots of volunteers are needed, so please come out to help.

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Bridge Repairs Underway

We had a great work day today. Made lots of progress and will continue replacing the decking next Saturday, beginning at 9am. Hope you can join us!

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