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Last night we lifted our glasses in thanks and appreciation for those who helped construct our new garage. In particular we thanked the Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School and their lead teacher Louis Zglobicki. They worked through the cold and wind, the hot and humid, to build a strong and resilient garage to house […]

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The cold wind was blowing, but once we started the walk it didn’t feel so bad. Harry took us on a large loop through his woods off Petersham Road in Hardwick to see the results of 25 years of forest management looks like. Over that time, the Webb’s have completed seven timber sales, removing over […]

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Nearly Ready!

The garage construction is nearly complete! The Stewardship team members are cheering loudly as we are close to moving our tools and equipment into their new home. Next steps include electrical, garage doors and an asphalt apron at the doors. Today we started the process of creating a barway, access point from Ridge Road, at […]

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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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