|Cub Scouts standing by the efforts of their labor from volunteering at the|
Westville Dam Recreational Area on National Trail Day this past Saturday.
Yep. I was a bit sore the next day, but the volunteers pictured at the left were still going strong at the end of the day.
Great way to harness all that energy.
I received the following email from organizer, Army Corp of Engineers Ranger Tom Chamberland this morning:
Wally: I hope you and Mary were not too sore! Attached photo of all trash in
back of truck with Cub Scouts. Some #'s from area trail day:
Westville: 50 volunteers, x 3 hrs = 150 hours @ $20.25 (national
volunteer rate) = $ 3037.50 value in service. In addition to trash, 15 drain
culverts were cleaned and maintained to minimize trail erosion, Park entrance
& park were cleaned and spruced up from winter debris, and 250' of trail
shoulder edge had loam spread and seeded.
Sturbridge: 38 volunteers at Leadmine Mt along with 4 small tractors,
chain saws and brush chipper total value est. $3526.25 spread approx 90 tons
of fine gravel 1000'long x 6' wide x 4" thick final trail surface to Arbutus
park trail, wildlife habitat improvement to 1/4 acre of open field, and cut
back brush, removed Hazardous trees along 2000' of the Arbutus park Trail.
Brimfield: 21 volunteers, 2 tractors, est. value = $ 1725.00. Spread
125 tons fine gravel surface, 10' wide completing 1500' section of Titanic
Rail trail, clean winter and flood debris off of 3 miles of Titanic rail
trail and 500' of trim and improve trail clearance from low limbs.
Southbridge: 3 volunteers, chain saw trail cleanup after logging
operation at Cole Forest property Est. value $ 282.25.
Amazing what a hundred volunteers can do in three hours. Thanks for the opportunity, Tom. See you next year.
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