The Dorothy L. York Conservation area has a new footbridge thanks to Boy Scout Troop 51 and their helpers. Eagle Scout Nick DeMassi spearheaded the project to replace the rickety old bridge.
The bridge crosses wetlands along the orange trail. Over a three weekend period the old bridge was removed and a new one constructed. The bridge was designed by Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield President Lou Andrews with the help of Vice-President Colin Cauldwell.
The materials were donated by Mansfield Crossing owners WS Development. The scouts plan to mark the trails with permanent markers in the coming weeks.
The following Scouts assisted Nick DeMassi in the project. Troop 51 members Brendan McCormick, Joseph Greene, Matthew Greene, Patrick Daly, Jim Daly, and Owen Haynes; along with Joseph and Gus Huiskamp. Supervising the project were John DeMassi, Gerry Huiskamp, Colin Cauldwell, and Lou Andrews.
Residents are welcome to visit the York Conservation Area on Branch Street and walk the beautiful trails. A map can be downloaded from the NRT web site at www.nrtma.org.
The NRT was established in 1971 to acquire and preserve natural resources and wildlife areas for use and enjoyment of present and future generations; to preserve and protect historic sites; to educate the public about the wise use of our natural resources; and to work with other organizations having similar goals and objectives.
We welcome new members. For more information visit the NRT web site at www.nrtma.org or e-mail at email@example.com.