Friends of the Wapack
Calendar of events - 2014
|Last Updated 3/23/2014
Board Meetings - 2014
Board Meetings - First Thursday of alternate months
unless otherwise noted. (January
9, March 6, May 1, no meeting in July, September 4, November 6). All are welcome.
January and March board meetings at Ashby Public Library, Ashby, MA,
May, September and November meetings at Shieling Forest Barn in Peterborough, NH,. 7:00 PM. Send us an email to confirm location.
Trail Work Days 2014
All workdays start at 8:30 AM
and typically wind down around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. Bring lunch,
water, work clothes, and enthusiasm. We supply the tools and encouragement.
Call Mike Przybyla for details 603-878-3350.
Saturday May 3, 2014 – Miller State Park
For the first workday of 2014, we'll be working yet again at Miller State
Park. We'll be splitting into at least two groups depending on the turn out.
One group will hike north on the Wapack Trail to remove some trees that were
damaged during hurricane Sandy and have fallen on to the trail over the
winter. The second group will be extending the Spruce Knoll Trail to an
overlook just east of its present location. This trail is on the Nature
Conservancy’s Joanne Bass Bross Preserve. In addition, we'll attempt to
enhance the “Boston View” at Miller State Park by clearing brush at the
start of the Spruce Knoll Trail, which we were unable to do last year due to
the weather. Meet at the Miller State Park lower parking lot at 8:30 AM.
Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 – Sharon Ledges
The second workday will be on the Sharon Ledges trail section on the
Sharon/Temple town line. We'll be constructing some steps on an eroding
section just before the Berry Pasture Trail and doing some general
maintenance along this section. This will be a good opportunity for anyone
interested in doing stonework. We will most likely be using a griphoist and
hi-line to move the rock. We'll meet at 8:30 AM at the Bellettete Parking
area in Sharon at the corner of Temple and Greenleaf Roads.
Saturday October 18, 2014 – TBD
The final workday has not been finalized yet, but we may be working on
Temple Mountain constructing a new trail. Stay tuned. The location of these
workdays may change, check the Friends' website www.wapack.org for any
changes and updates.
To receive email reminders of our trail work days,
send a request to be added to our trail work email distribution list to
These workdays are a good opportunity to contribute in
direct way to the maintenance of the trail, learn some trail maintenance
techniques, and have a good time. Hope to see you there.
Saturday September 6, 2014: Wapack Trail End to
Hike the entire trail in one day! Group will meet at 6:00 AM at the
trail head in Greenfield. Please call leader Tom Brumaghim to register and
for details (603) 878-6167.
Saturday, October 25, 2014:
Friends of the Wapack Annual Meeting Hike.
Check back for details.
Please check back for any changes or additions to the
Let us know if you would like someone from the Friends of the Wapack to lead a hike on
the Wapack Trail for your group. Send us an email at
Friends of the Wapack hikes may also listed with the Harris Center for Conservation Education.
You can also hike the Wapack Trail with the Midstate Trail Committee.
Annual Meeting 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1PM: Annual Meeting. Town
Meeting House, Rte. 123, Sharon, NH.
The program and details are being planned.
Please check back for details.
For questions regarding our annual meeting, please send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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