This was a Columbus Day project, Oct. 12th involving an upgrade to another bridge on town owned land in Upton. Again, we put a layer of non-woven geo-textile material down with a layer of pea stone on top. This was a 26′ long bridge. This has eliminated the slippery surface that develops on wooden bridges…Details
On Oct. 2nd the bridge on Eagle Bridge Trail had an upgrade. The upgrade made a natural looking non-slip surface. This bridge is located in the Douglas State Forest and is 49′ long. The process involved putting down a non-woven geo-textile material, securing it and putting a layer of pea stone over it. We hope…Details
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…Details
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…Details
On Park Serve Day we worked with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) on a section of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) between Aldrich Street and Chocolog Street in Uxbridge. This section was overgrown and had a number of trees down. This workday entailed a lot of sweat equity for our morning’s…Details
April 22nd had us working on the trail system in Uxbridge MA.
We had 20 people working for a total of 50 volunteer hours that were worth $1,450.
Nice job everyone.
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…Details
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUG. 18th.
Please take the time to do the survey and pass it along.
This will just quantify the very big impact that the horse industry has on the economy.
The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased
On April 24th members of BSTRA joined the Friends of the Upton State Forest. Our project that we concentrated on was installing anti-slip strips to one of the bridges at Upton State Forest. This is our test bridge. The strips are pretty expensive, it cost over $900 just for this one bridge. But we all know…Details
On April 23rd we had a tremendous turnout of 42 people. BSTRA worked together with DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation), NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) and Boy Scout Troop 316 members. We established a new connector trail that was .7 mile long. Opened up a cart road down to Rocky Brook. Cleaned out…Details