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Trustees of Reservations awarded grant, Glendale Falls closed for Oct

Exciting News for the Hilltowns!! The Trustees of Reservations was awarded a Mass trails grant for the, One Step at a Time Down Glendale Falls Project. It has been four years since a Wild & Scenic volunteer in the Walkin’ the Watershed program noticed a need for a clearer and safer route to the bottom of the stunning TTOR Glendale Falls property in Middlefield, MA. Many wonderful community members donated funds for simple wooden steps and countless volunteers came out to help install them.

The areas that were to steep or lacked sufficient soil to place the steps were put on hold until we were able to secure funding for Master trail builder Peter Jensen to bring his crew in to create a low maintenance stone stair trail. Over 70 stone steps and cribbing are planned. This exciting work will be happening during the month of Oct. We are still looking housing close to or at the Falls. Do you have a large RV that you would donate to the cause for the month? We have a small budget for housing and would love to discuss the possibilities that I’m sure are out there! Would you like to sign up to bring goodies and support the hard working crew?

If you plan to enjoy the falls do so this week. The falls will be closed for the month of Oct. due to the flying rocks! I will be posting updates on our facebook page so visit us there. We will have an opening celebration TBA. If you’d like to help the Wild & Scenic in other ways call Meredyth Babcock 413-623-2070. The best ideas come from you who know and love the river so well!

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