Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Work party at the Avery Preserve in Ledyard Saturday, Nov. 16

The Ledyard Town Committee will have a work day on the Avery Preserve on Saturday, November 16th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. 
Avery Preserve

We will be doing light trail clearing work.  This involves cutting low brush intruding on the sides of the trail and cutting some limbs hanging down into the trails.  We want to restore the standard width and height of the hiking trails (4’ wide x 8’ tall).  If you can come please bring your choice of loppers, pruners, or other cutting tools for stems up to ½ inch.  Also, bring gloves and appropriate clothing for the weather.  The long range prediction is for sunny weather with temps in the 40’s.  Expected duration is 2 hours.  We will also do some minor repairs on the bridge over the stream near the sheep wash.

The Avery Preserve parking area is located at 32 Avery Hill Road in Ledyard.  This is about ¾ of a mile north of Route 214 (Stoddard’s Wharf Road).  Additional parking is available at the ball field just west of the cemetery at the corner of Route 214 and Avery Hill Road.  There is a path from the ball field back to Avery Hill Road and it is a short walk  up the road to the meeting area which will be at the West Tract entrance sign across from the parking area.

For additional information call Mike Goodwin at (860) 464-2685.

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