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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trail cleanup day to be held in Orange

The Trail Work Day is for the Racebrook Tract

A trail work day for Racebrook Tract is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 2.
The work day is organized by the Orange Conservation Commission; participants will meet in the parking lot.

The Racebrook Tract encompasses 210 acres in Orange and 181 acres in Woodbridge, according to a statment. The land is one of the first professionally managed forests in the country, the statement said.
The areas to be worked on will be purple, red, green and white trails.

The Tract was purchased from two farmers, Asa Alling and Sylvester Colburn, by the New Haven Water Company early in the 20th century, the statement said. The stone walls which crisscross the Tract are the original farm fences.

The Brooks Trail, which is also part of Racebrook Tract will be done for an Eagle Scout project and that will also be done this spring, the statement said.

A utility cart that can carry people from different locations on the trails will be available as the longer trail is just over 2.5 miles, the statement said. Most of the trails are relatively level.
There will be a list of things that need to be done, which will also be marked when volunteers arrive, the statement said. Volunteers for the Parking Lot to tell workers where to go also are needed, the statement said.

Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes, eye protection, and work gloves, the statement said. Hand tools to bring are clippers, loppers, and hand saws. Volunteers are responsible for their own snacks and water.

The trails will then be ready for CT Trail Days on June 4, the statement said.

Anyone wishing to work on Trail day will meet in the Parking lot. Please RSVP to Sharon Ewen, chairwoman, or call 203-799-3769.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get the mountain bikers to stop building illegal trails at Racebrook ? They are literally destroying he nature of this beautiful area if they are not stopped!!

November 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM 

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