Archive for September, 2015

September Projects at Bull Pond and Meadowview

This September (2015), volunteers from the Harwinton Land Trust improved several trail sections at its Bull Pond Preserve and Meadowview properties. These trail sections in need of improvement. They were a little soggy or rocky-rooty ‘n rutty. Now they’re completely smooth and dry.

Work began once 10 yards of process gravel were delivered to each area.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Larry Connors used his personal tractor to haul material from the gravel pile to the work site.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Gravel was cleanly dumped into wheel barrows that were lined up side-by-side.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The gravel was then hauled to spots that needed improvement, up to 100 yards away.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Finally, the gravel was raked smoothly to fill in ruts and soggy spots.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The work was hard, but everyone who helped came away with a great sense of satisfaction for a job done well done. Many thanks go to all our Land Trust volunteers for  helping to make this project a big success.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

These improvements will last a long time, but don’t wait to visit.  They make an easier walk for you – just in time to enjoy this wonderful fall weather!

Save