Easton Conservation Commissioner Chris Patrick and Land Use Planner Stephanie Danielson are pushing to bring order to the 180 acres of dense woods that populate Easton's landscape thanks to a $17,730 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
They presented a proposal at the September 23 Board of Selectmen meeting to add trail maps and markers to the trails in the area that includes the Town Forest, Oliver Ames Parker Conservation land, and the Clifford G. Grant management area, and link them to entry points off Lincoln Street and the Militia Park Ballfields.
They also plan to create three mile loops, building a bridge over black brook, and boardwalks over 1,000 feet of wetlands. Patrick said that volunteers would be needed helping to build and install footbridges and that work will be done starting at 9 a.m. Sundays during the Fall.
"It's so exciting to have this project move forward," said Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona, remember a time she went for a walk in the woods and "got completely lost... everything we do to make these trails more accessible; it's going to be an amazing project."