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Making Connections at the Greenberg Family Conservation Area

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On a very cold November morning, more than 40 volunteers braved the temperatures to help Kestrel Land Trust make our new Greenberg Family Conservation Area even better. We accomplished an incredible amount of work thanks to their amazing effort and positive attitude.

Together, we:

  • Blazed nearly 2 miles of trails.

Smiling people painting blaze on tree








  • Completed upgrades to the quarter-mile long Brookside Trail by rerouting existing trails, building stone steps, and widening the trail by cutting into the hillside.

Guy digging in forest








  • Built footings and framing for two bridge crossings along the Brookside Trail.

Joe Damon on bridge












  • Cut and treated invasive barberry and multiflora rose off the Tulip Tree Trail.
  • Last but not least, with assistance from Pack 209 Westhampton Cub Scouts and local oxen team Timber and King, we removed hundreds of pounds of old trash and debris from the slopes along the brook.

Oxen in woods

We pushed through to the afternoon and finished our BIG trail day with sandwiches, brownies, and an ox demo.  It was an extremely productive and fun day thanks to the hard work and commitment of so many generous and enthusiastic workers.

See more photos of the oxen and our excellent volunteers here on our Facebook album.

Special thanks to Country Automotive for allowing us to use their parking lot to gather and access the Greenberg Family Conservation Area, to Laurie Sanders for donating her time and expertise to address invasive plants, to Tom and Sam Jenkins for coordinating the Cub Scout and oxen work, and to Joseph Damon and Mark Thornhill for their special efforts with the bridges.

Would you like to join our volunteer crews? Learn more right now.

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