National Public Lands Volunteer Day

Event Details

National Public Lands Volunteer Day

Time: September 24, 2011 all day
Location: Heins Farm / Leadmine Mountain Trail Head Parking Lot
Street: Leadmine Rd
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.publiclandsday.org
Event Type: volunteer
Organized By: Trek Sturbridge
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2011

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Event Description

On September 24, 2011, more than 180,000 volunteers at over 2,000 sites throughout the United States are expected to volunteer to help restore the beauty and vitality of our public lands as part of the 18th annual National Public Lands Day.

In Sturbridge, the Sturbridge Trails Committee will be building a bog bridge and spreading gravel to assist in this national effort. The event is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation in partnership with eight federal land management agencies. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. and Northrop Grumman sponsor National Public Lands Day. Events will take place coast to coast from Kings Gap Environmental Education Center in Pennsylvania to Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California.

In Sturbridge our focus will be the continued improvement of the Stafford Loop Trail on the Heins Farm property. Volunteers will be furthering the effort to develop and maintain the trail by building approximately 150 feet of bog bridge. The bridge work will involve the installation of support beams and the installation of the final wooden tread. We will also plan to continue the application of gravel on the Arbutus Park Trail located on the Leadmine Mountain property.

All abilities and skills are welcome. Work gloves and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Please bring your own hand tools if available. We will need battery operated screw guns, shovels, and rakes.

Pizza lunch will be provided.

Where: Heins Farm / Leadmine Mountain Trail Head Parking Lot located on Leadmine Rd, ½ mile South of the intersection of Douty Rd and Stallion Hill Rd.

For further information on National Public Lands Day follow this link:

www.publiclandsday.org

See you on the trail!

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