October 24, 2004 - 1st trail work at Vietnam

An assortment of about 30 people showed up to build an access trail through Milford Conservation property. Old hands and new faces pitched in to build almost 3/4 of a mile of new trail. It was amazing how much was done by early afternoon--people were shuttled, blowdowns were removed, and trails were cut. An industrious group attacked a stream crossing with rock armoring.

The Tuesday Night Crew (John Goeller, Dan Ibbitson, Dave Mitchell, Mitch Steinberg, and John Vosburg) had worked with Bob Buckley of the Milford Conservation Committee over the previous several weeks scouting out the area and then ultimately flagging the trail. NEMBA greatly appreciates the effort of Bob Buckley in allowing us to build a new access trail.

The presence of the Greater Boston NEMBA chapter tool trailer made a huge difference. It was stocked full of a great selection of tools. Big thanks go to Tom Grimble for loaning his car for towing, Mike Tabaczynski for towing the trailer out this way, John Goeller for the use of his driveway, and Dan Ibbitson for towing the trailer to the work site.

We'll need to go back for some finishing touches. Hopefully we can do that in the next few weeks before winter really sets in.

Thanks to all those who volunteered their time and energy.

Here are a collection of photos taken by a variety of folks.

Click on pictures to enlarge.

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