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
On April 9th, twenty one people hit the trails at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge MA. With the large group we had this year, we got the whole 4.1 mile loop trimmed back, winter debris cleaned up, trash picked up, and all the water bars cleaned out. All totaled there were 52.5 hours put in…Details
We are officially closing out 2015 with a finished trail project. Earlier this year Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. (BSTRA) received a grant from the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor, Inc. to improve a total of 5.3 miles of trails located in the Douglas State Forest and on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail…Details