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ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant to Help Kestrel Care for More Trails

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For the second year, Kestrel has been awarded a grant to purchase tools for trail improvement projects by Extreme Terrain’s Clean Trail Project Grant Program. Our stewardship team is pleased to have received $250 to purchase tools to help with trail creation and maintenance.

Volunteers are critical to helping our small staff accomplish trail improvement projects, and with more tools available, we can multiply the contributions our volunteers are able to make out on the trail. We are planning major improvements at various conservation areas in the Valley this year — including Holland Glen Conservation Area in Belchertown, Buffam Brook Community Forest in Pelham, Pemberton Memorial Forest in Pelham, and in Whately Woods (new as of 2021!). Our goal is to improve public access and enhance the experience for community members to enjoy local trail systems

With this generous grant award, Kestrel will purchase tools we need to perform a higher quality of trail maintenance and construction. These materials will boost our capacity for future trail work and woodworking construction projects so that trail users will continue to enjoy the many special, natural places here in the Valley.

We are planning to hold small-group, socially distanced volunteer workdays this spring and summer. You are welcome to learn more about joining a Kestrel Volunteer Crew to help with these improvements. Visit our Land & Trail Crew page or message Liam Cregan for more information at

Thank you to ExtremeTerrain for their generosity!

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