Trail Tamers divide and conquer

Trail Tamers divide and conquer
Working on hemlock tread install

Laying out the hemlock boards on the new bridge at Great Salt Bay Farm.

Trail Tamers at it again!

I want to thank all fourteen volunteers involved in our August Trail Tamers outing! We usually like to work together as one group, but on this occasion we split-up into three crews to tackle projects at multiple locations.

Up at Round Top Farm, the first team pruned trees and cleaned-up the site. Out at the Marsh River Preserve in Newcastle, a second team accomplished moving three large, wooden platforms so that we could salvage the hardware and use them elsewhere.

Last but not least, here at Great Salt Bay Farm, we managed to trim trails, prune trees, install decking to a foot-bridge and cut and cover an approximately 150 square foot patch of Japanese Knotweed. Phew! 

In all, over 30 volunteer hours were exhausted to accomplish our goal.

Want to be part of the Trail Tamers team? Let us know and we’ll gladly get you on board. Each volunteer offers a different skill set and we welcome all. Stay tuned for a September Trail Tamers excursion to Witch Island. We will be posting that date soon.

Hemlock Bridge

New tread install complete.

For more information contact Lands & Stewardship Director Jesse Ferreira at (207) 563-1393 or by email

Please note the updated Trail Tamer schedule for 2016 is listed below.

September 15 – Round Top Farm

*October TBD Witch Island