Archive for August, 2015

The Wilderness School Returns

The Harwinton Land Trust is happy to have had the opportunity to receive another day of community service from the Wilderness School of Connecticut. The School is run by the CT Dept. of Children and Families.  It is designed to foster self esteem, personal responsibility, and interpersonal skills of young boys and girls attending the program. As part of the program, the kids are required to perform community service work.

The entire crew at the new Meadowview parking area. About 5 yards of chip stone (provided by the Town Highway Dept.) were spread over the area.

Last year, the Wilderness School helped the Land Trust at Bull Pond and Forever Forest. This year, on August 4, 10 kids and four school counselors helped at our Meadowview property. They accomplished a great deal. They hauled lumber over a long distance to a planned boardwalk site, spread stone over a newly created parking area, installed sign posts, and opened a barway through a stone wall. This work will improve hiking access through Meadowview which will make the area more welcoming to the public.

Photo-3  Kids with Larry-1

Taking a photo-op break after removing the last boulder from the barway.