Volunteers and the DPW Provide Extensive Improvements for Bedford’s Trails System on May 11 Work Day

Trails work underway on May 11 – Image (c) Richard Krusemark, 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Submitted by the Bedford Trails Committee

Many Thanks to over a dozen volunteers on Bedford Trails Day: Bedford residents, members of the Bedford Trails Committee and DPW employees who successfully improved our trails Saturday morning, May 11. Thanks also go to Richard Krusemark, photographer, for the many beautiful pictures.

Click this link to read a fully illustrated version of this article celebrating Bedford’s Trails Work Day

Originally organized by Ralph Hammond, with extensive planning and coordination by Kristin Dowdy of Bedford DPW, the effort focused on three trail projects around Bedford.

South Road trail to the Minuteman Bikeway, led by Joe Mazzeo.

Volunteers trimmed the trail, removed weeds, and spread stone dust over the trail from the Minuteman Bikeway to South Road, providing improved access between Hartwell Town Forest and the Minuteman Bikeway.

Trail from Doris Road into the Lindau Farmland at Pine Hill, led by Michael Barbehenn.

The Bedford DPW delivered 20 loads of mulch to Doris Road on March 10. In between loads, Paul Marcus moved the mulch across much of the field. On Saturday, March 11, other volunteers finished spreading the mulch along the trail from Doris Road across the field to the main trail. Many thanks to Mark Pearson, Peter Desjardins, photographer Richard Krusemark who also pitched in, and neighbor Fred Levenstein for providing refreshment.

Middle School/ Minuteman Bikeway Extension Trail, led by Clem Larson.

Volunteers enjoyed a “Light Maintenance” Trail Walk, trimming the dirt trail to the John Glenn Middle School, and Elm Brook Conservation Area trails. Volunteers also cut back overgrown brush from the Railroad Avenue gravel parking area.

The Trails Committee’s next monthly trail walk will take place on June 1 at 9:45 am. Residents are invited to the Buehler Ponds and Winthrop Conservation are for a hike led by Michael Barbahenn.

Please also check the Bedford Trails Google Group website if you’d like to join our monthly trail walks:  https://groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails

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