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'Trails Team' Gets to Work Saturday

A trail in Veterans Memorial Park in Barrington will be improved from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 6; other volunteers are welcome.

The new Townwide Trails Team takes on its first project Saturday morning, Oct. 6.

The trails team will meet in Veterans Memorial Park to spread stone dust around tree roots and improve the entrance to a trail between 9 and 11 am. If you want to volunteer to help, the team won’t turn you away.

Volunteers also will give the park a fall litter pickup and trail trimming, said Helen Tjader of the trails team. Bring a shovel and clippers if you have them, she said.

“We will also have tools on hand,” said Tjader. “Park in the back parking lot beyond the Bayside Y. Meet at the kiosk at the back parking lot.

You should dress for the day's weather. Long pants, gloves and sturdy shoes are recommended. Insect repellant is advisable year-round for tick protection. Only a steady rain will postpone the project.

The trails team is a partnership of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust, Town of Barrington, Barrington Conservation Commission, Barrington Preservation Society, Bayside YMCA, Boy Scouts, Friends of Legion Way, and the National Park Service's River and Trails Program.

For more information, contact Tjader at helen@acornnpsolutions.com or 401-480-8329.

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