• Scout & Michelle Murphy, Steve Lawrence, Kathy Rich, Becky Kalagher, Bill Dakai, Derek Markle

  • Kathy Rich, Scout Murphy and Michelle (mom) Murphy

  • Scout getting rid of branches

  • Off to work we go.

  • Downed trees. Not on the list of things to do!

  • Starting to cut up the down trees

  • Clearing the downed trees

  • Clearing the downed trees

  • Clearing the downed trees

  • Final cutting of downed trees by Becky Kalagher

  • Now we can get through

  • Kathy Rich

  • Downed trees out of the way

  • Before putting in drainage swale

  • Another drainage swale

  • Steve Lawrence supervising.

  • Becky & Kathy planting a blueberry bush

  • Kathy Rich & Becky Kalagher with very dirty hands

  • Blueberry bush newly planted

  • Blueberry bush

  • Karen Parlin followed by Scout Murphy on the way out

  • Another drainage swale completed by Derek Markle & Bill Dakai

  • First drainage swale completed by Derek Markel & Bill Dakai

  • Working on second drainage swale

  • Second drainage swale by second stone culvert

  • Karen Parlin, Kathy Rich and Scout Murphy

We had 6 BSTRA members and 2 NEMBA members meet up to do the final requirements needed for the Conservation Commission and clear up winter storm damage. With a wheelbarrow full of tools and plants (10 high bush blueberry plants) we hit the trails. Tasks for the day were taking out all the trees leaning over the trail, clean up trees that came down, install water bars/swales in four spots and plant the blueberry bushes. All of this was on East Trail which is .7 of a mile long.

Many thanks to Michelle & Scout Murphy, Kathy Rich, Karen Parlin, Steve Lawrence, Becky Kalagher, Derek Markle & Bill Dakai.

And a very gracious thanks to our event sponsor Kay Gee Sign & Graphics. With their help, we are able to complete trail projects.

We volunteered a total of 29.48 hours worth $918.89, blueberry bushes were $99.38 and lunch for the crew was $74.79. Grand total for this work day was $1,093.06 and a job well done by all.