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Trail Work Day at West Hill Dam
April 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for our 28th annual trail work day. This partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) started in 1993 when this area was going to be closed off to horseback riding. The dam and flood control is their main responsibility. Back in the early 1990’s, recreation was pretty informal–do as you please for the past 30 years. With attendance increasing in the recreation area (beach) and more people on the trails, problems were arising..
Their rules and regulations under 327.11 Control of Animals Section C states “No person shall bring or allow horses, cattle, or other livestock in camping, picnicking, swimming or other recreation areas except areas designated by the District Engineer.”
We worked with ACE to establish a bridle path system (that is open to other trail users as well) with a commitment to have a yearly work day to keep the trails maintained.
If we, as trail users, respect their mandate and stay on the trails, then ACE doesn’t have to expend resources to repair situations created by users going off the trail, especially on the dam.
RAIN DATE April 18th.
Where: West Hill Dam Headquarters, 518 East Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge MA
Time: 8:30 check in 9:00 trail work starts.
Covid -19 Protocol: Stay home if you are sick. Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet for those not in your “family” group. Wash/sanitize your hands. Masks required when you are at the table to register/get your lunch/ or any time you are closer than six feet from someone else.
Wear appropriate clothing for working in the woods, including sturdy shoes and wear gloves. Viola has a good stock of shovels, rakes, and long handled loppers.
Work will consist of cleaning up any winter debris, cutting and brushing back as needed and cleaning out all the water bars that have been installed over the years.
Lunch provided by BSTRA for the volunteers.
Contact: Becky at 508-476-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a head count and plan accordingly.
If you can join us on this work day please fill out the contact form below