On Saturday September 22nd, the SCA Manchester crew leaders and SCA Manchester member Shamma met up with The Nature Conservancy's Andrew Smeltz to repair a bog bridge in the unique cedar swamp in Antrim, New Hampshire. Together, the team replaced five boards totaling approximately fifty feet of aged hemlock so that visitors will be able to view the Atlantic White Cedar trees. Andrew informed the crew that these unique cedars, which typically flourish in marshy areas on the east coast, have been growing in this area for over 4,000 years! With that being said, SCA Manchester was particularly proud to be providing service in this area.
The crew used pry bars to pull up the old rotting and sometimes broken boards and replaced them with new rough sawn hemlock provided by The Nature Conservancy. The crew also installed additional footers, or sills, to provide extra support and to extend the life of the wood stringers.
Come join us next week, Saturday September 29th . We will be returning to the Massabesic Audubon Center working on the 4H Gardens.
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Please join us as we recap the 2012 program and recognize the SCA Manchester crew for their service.
Saturday October 13, 2012 at the Manchester Library. Invite card
click link above for details and great story. That and more on the New Found Pathways website:
Summer is quickly coming to an end and the crews are back from the wild lands of New Hampshire with a little more knowledge, new companions, and a ton more skill. This summer four crews ventured out and GOT THINGS DONE. There is now a dispersed shelter from the newly designated Wild River Wilderness, a well blazed trail that has been brushed and will re-open to public use in Grantham, a newly built trail that will lead to new pathways in partnerships and eventually around Newfound Lake, and fifty feet of stone turnpike constructed bringing the path out of the water on the Sugarloaf trail.
If you didn’t get a chance to come out on one of our crews this summer, don’t worry! We will be kicking off the fall events with an information session on Wednesday, September, 12th from 5 – 7pm at the Salvation Army. Returning members and new faces are always welcome! Bring your friends and family to find out what we will be digging into this fall with more projects and activities.
see the attached pictures as well
SCA Manchester CLC brought four New Hampshire high school students to NH Audubon's Paradise Point property to break new ground on the Newfound Lake Pathway project with the help of many people and organizations: The Student Conservation Association, The National Park Service, Newfound Lake Pathway, and the NH Audubon. This just goes to show how people can come together and make things meaningful happen in our communities and in regards to conservation. The community members of Hebron and members of each organization came out to show their support for our hard working crew each day.
The project was a huge success. Together the four students and two leaders built around 350 feet of beautiful mildly graded trail and made walkable 1200 feet of trail to bypass a dangerous climbing turn on North Shore Road that is walked by many residents of Newfound Lake.