Tom Harbinson from the Conservation Commission was kind enough to volunteer the use of his time and trailer to bring over our Gator, garden cart, and the new DR Field Mower so we were able to make some progress with a small crew. Tom's trailer worked out great for bringing the equipment in.
There's our Gator and mower. Unfortunately, nobody brought a camera during the work party (see what happens when you're not here Rich). But Jim, Luis, Darleen, Bill, & Terry got a number of tasks done. (Thank you Darleen for all your help). We were able to mow, haul rocks, and place woodchips with the Gator.
The end of the boardwalk was stabilized & the edges trimmed with mulch by Harriet's Bench.
Joe Welch's apple tree, and the dogwood trees were in bloom on the Land Trust property. We didn't see the pheasant though, but one guy's dog went into "point" mode when he got to that spot so I wouldn't be surprised to see something in there. The wildlife really likes that edge of the RecPath between Means Brook and the open fields.
We installed this waterbar at the end of the improved portion of the RecPath to control runoff & prevent further erosion damage. We were able to fix some of the washout, but there is more to do. Anybody with a wheel barrow and a shovel is welcome to pitch in. This portion of the RecPath still needs a lot of cleanup work along the edges and we appreciate it if anyone wants to tackle a piece of it some night after work.
Thanks to our trail volunteers for coming out, and thanks to all the scouts, residents, and Land Trust folks who were out picking up trash in the area as part of Clean Sweep Shelton Week this weekend.