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Category Archive for 'Stewardship'

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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Great view from McCarthy Road

Thanks to the hard work of Harrison, Jeff, Carina, Ann, Becky, Elisabeth, Darrell, James, Richie, Sterling, Jake, Dave and Cynthia, the view from McCarthy Road in North Brookfield is opened up. The Wendemuth Meadow work-day focused on the McCarthy Road end of the property.  The gate was installed, so now the entrance is more inviting […]

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The timber decking on the short I-beam bridge that runs over a farm field access point in the Hardwick section of the Mass Central Rail Trail was showing signs of decay. Mushrooms were growing and several timbers were punky. With a generous donation from Howe Lumber of new timbers, the dedicated land trust volunteer core […]

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Woodland Connections for Women

Yesterday morning we had a terrific walk and talk at Susan Lincoln’s property in Ware. We gathered by the house for a round of introductions and then headed to the woods. On the way to the valley overlook, the conversation meandered from reasons for harvesting (or not) wood, erosion from roads and the importance of […]

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Check out this video that highlights the American kestrel box design by Harrison Achilles!

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Changing weather patterns – with warmer temperatures and shifting amounts of water – is evident in our daily lives. But what does this mean for the natural world that sustains us? Rebecca Quiñones, the rivers and streams project leader at MassWildlife, shared her expertise and ongoing research into the changes already happening in our cold-water […]

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The multiflora rose took a serious hit today at Mandell Hill. With help from Martha, Bill, Fred, Elliot, Tom, Kane, Mark, John, Robin and Cynthia the outline for the llama paddock is clear. We’re expanding the paddock to about 3-1/2 acre area from just over an acre last year. This will give the llamas lots […]

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