Work Day at the IRWA a Great Success

Nor'Rast Chapter Trail Crew
The Dirty Dozen

Front Row L to R: Bruce Bromby, Art Howe, Thomas Wooldridge, Harris Krinsky Jim MacDougall
Back Row L to R: Bob Young, Matt Keating, Kevin Correa, Neil Wermouth, Chett Walsh, Gary Uhring Behind the Lens: John LeJeune

Our Nor’East TU chapter had a wonderfully successful day at the Ipswich River Watershed Association. They met Saturday and completed the tasks on a beautiful but chilly April Saturday morning. A new trail was completed that will bring folks to the riverside. Work included brush clearing, stump removal, tree pruning and the installation of six railroad tie steps at the bottom of the trail. A trail sign was installed to mark the entrance next to the IRWA headquarters. The many shrub beds around the property were also cleaned and mulched which has given the property a crisp spring look. There was also a quick waterside trash pick-up. The team was well represented by new Chapter members Chett Walsh, Neil Wermath and Bob Young. Chett’s extensive construction knowledge and power tool selection made the step installation go smoothly. Neil’s Alligator brush cutter made light work of limbing many of the trees that needed to be cleared and Matt’s youth and strength helped complete the work in a timely manor. Finally the gas grill was cleaned and christened for 2011 with a tasty cookout prepared by Art Howe for the trail crew. The Chapter wants to thanks all the members who participated. It was a great opportunity to thank the IWRA for the use of the facility over the past year and for all their support in revitalizing the chapter.

Chett Walsh uses his hand grinder to put a point on re-bar used for the trail steps.