TRAIL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
DCR CUTLER PARK TRAIL CARE DAY
The 2004 National Trails Day event on June 5th in the Charles River Reservation Cutler Park included volunteers from the AMC, REI, NEMBA, BSA Troop 49, PTC, and DCR Trailwatch. The three main projects for the day were digging post holes for trail signs, installing bog bridges, and digging drainage channels. Drainage work was completed to get standing water off the utility service road that is used as a section of walking trail. Run-off from I-95/Rt. 128 had collected in several spots on the service road making it nearly impassible.
The NTD work cut drainage channels along side the service road and out to the marsh to allow the standing water to drain. The marsh will filter any sediment and debris in the run-off before it reaches the Charles River.
Other pictures show volunteers moving extra sections of older boardwalk/bog bridges into a section of trail that had become quite muddy.
Groups participating at this event included volunteers from:
- DCR Blue Hills TrailWatch
- AMC Trail Partners Program
- New England Mountain Bike Association
- Boy Scouts Troop 49
- PTC Corporation
Cutler Park is a 670 acre property bounded by the Charles River and portions of Dedham and Needham. The riding is generally easy, with plenty of smooth and fun singletrack trails. NEMBA’s Mellow Ride Series often pays a visit to Cutler Park for it’s high fun factor!