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.
Larry Connors used his personal tractor to haul material from the gravel pile to the work site.
Gravel was cleanly dumped into wheel barrows that were lined up side-by-side.
The gravel was then hauled to spots that needed improvement, up to 100 yards away.
Finally, the gravel was raked smoothly to fill in ruts and soggy spots.
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.
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!