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Educational trails training program funded by state grant



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From left, Eric Seaborn, Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator, Boston, helps Sturbridge residents Don Miller (partially hidden) Penny Dumas and David Peterkin plant a tree about two weeks ago along Fiske Hill as a part of Sturbridge's effort to “re-leaf” the community after the tornado. As part of the town’s ongoing effort to educate concerning the town’s trail system, the “Art and Science of Trails” will be run by the Sturbridge Trails Committee through funds provided by a Department of Conservation and Recreation grant. (click for larger version)
May 07, 2012
STURBRIDGE — What separates a decent trail from a great one?

It's all in the planning, and residents are invited to learn exactly what it takes to create safe, quality trails by participating in a three-day training program.

Taking place from June 7-9, the Art and Science of Trails will be run by the Sturbridge Trails Committee through funds provided by a Department of Conservation and Recreation grant. The first day and a half will include classroom instruction on such topics as wetlands crossings, dealing with large rocks and boulders, slope, grade, and width. The second half of the program will offer participants a chance to receive hands-on training on the Leadmine Mountain conservation lands.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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