Eagle Scout Bridge

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…

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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…

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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…

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Park Serve Day

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…

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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…

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