In partnership with Hopkinton's Trail Coordination & Management
the Trails Club runs a trail maintenance
workday on the first Saturday of each month. The work will vary
depending upon the needs at each site: trail clearing,
cleaning out drainage ditches, removing invasive plants, and more.
Participants will need gloves and sturdy footwear, and tools
appropriate for the work to be done.
This is a great opportunity to give back to the trails you love. Each
workday lasts just a few hours, and you'll be with a fun group of
people. By the way, if you're a student or Scout in need of community
service hours, this qualifies!
Curious about the projects being considered? The TCMC maintains a spreadsheet with the info. If you have a suggestion for a trail that needs work,
or know of a specific issue to be addressed, send us an
Date: Saturday, December 2
Location: Hughes Farm property
Meeting/parking location: Hughes Farm parking area, 192 Hayden Rowe St.
Work to be done: Replace culvert with bridge, maybe clear vegetation
Tools: Digging tools (shovels, grub hoes), rakes, cordless drills with T25 bits, loppers, hand clippers
The primary task will be to remove a drain pipe under the path and
build/install a small bridge at that spot. This requires digging out
the pipe. There may also be an opportunity for some folks to clear
invasives and other vegetation.