The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 19, 2009

Trails Committee sets brisk pace

The spring season featured a vernal pool walk on the Benfield Land in April, a stroll that dedicated “Hal’s Boardwalk” to the memory of volunteer Hal Shneider in May, and a jaunt last weekend along the River Trail. The Carlisle Trails Committee will kick off the summer season with a reprisal of the Double-Sundae Saunter on Sunday, June 28 of the Old Home Day weekend. The hike begins in the parking lot of the Carlisle Public School at 11a.m., and heads to Kimballs Farm and Great Brook State Park, and then loops back to the school. However, it is not all play and no work with this group.

Equipped with 21 volunteers, the Trails Committee removed the old bridge at Greenough Pond and built a new bridge on the second weekend in April. In subsequent weeks, the committee members kept busy maintaining and enhancing town trails. George Fardy cut up downed limbs on trails in the Davis Corridor and on the Otter Slide path. Henry Cox removed a tree in the Davis Corridor. Steve Tobin cleared a trail in the “Bow-tie lot.” Marc Lamere learned how to use Hal Schneider’s sign-making templates.

At the recent May 29 meeting, the group appointed Kevin Smith as the new chairman and re-appointed Cox to continue as co-chair. Lamere also received a reappointment as his term had expired. Bert Willard will return as secretary and Louise Hara as clerk. The next meeting will take place on Friday, July 3. ∆

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