Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

I was very happy with so many that attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and the chance that it gave me to talk about the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and how these funds can help improve our trails. Mendon is quite active in conserving open space properties that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. BSTRA got…

BSTRA Receives DCR Partneship Grant

BSTRA has been selected as an awardee for DCR’s FY 2108 Partnership Matching Funds Program. BSTRA proposes to advance the final stages of design and permitting for this section of the SNETT between Rt 126 and Center Street in Bellingham. DCR has completed preliminary alignment, typical sections and profile (see attached), however, MHC permitting, wetland…

BSTRA Receives Award

Dear BSTRA Members. I am proud to announce that BSTRA, which includes everyone single one of you, received the following award from DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation) Shared Stewardship Award Everyone has a role to play in preserving and enhancing our properties. This award is given to a Friends group, local, state or national…

Park Serve Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) partnered up with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to improve trails. On April 25th, which was Park Serve Day we targeted a section of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) from Monroe St. in Douglas to West St. in Uxbridge. This section is 1.44 miles long.…

April 18th Trail Work Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) partnered with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to work on trails in the Douglas State Forest. On April 18th we tackled a .92 mile section of trail on the north side of the forest. This work day entailed cutting, brushing back, trimming to a clear height of…

April 11th West Hill Dam Trail Work Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) held its 22nd annual trail work day at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge MA. Our partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) started in 1993 to start improving the Woodland Trail that is open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. This partnership ensures that the trails stay…