A little late in coming, but none the less strongly from the heart of the Lower Commons and Firewise Committees!
Thank you all so very much for a fantastic turnout on our 2016 spring work day. We had at least 17 community members participate and the work that was done was substantial, creative and will go a long ways towards keeping our wonderful common lands accessible, beautiful and landscaped for all our benefit. Paths were de-stoned and cleared of overhanging briars. A large dead tree was removed as were many smaller trees in the fields to prepare for our three year cutting of the meadows. Some small invasive tree species were dug out to help diminish their spreading. All the benches were weatherproofed and placed back in their spots. Some productive wild cherry trees were saved from lots of smothering vines. An enormous amount of old wood debris was cleared from around our two big beautiful poplar trees. And to top our day off, we had a fabulous potluck at Ken and Alice’s house!
Please enjoy some pictures of our day and we look forward to doing this again down the road. There are still some ongoing tasks that we didn’t have time for at the workday, so if you have an hour or two to be in our lovely meadow and contribute on your own timing, contact Simona Aronow at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Wyner at email@example.com.We can give you some choices from what is still needed, and go out there with you if you like.
Not only did we get an enormous amount of work done in a very short amount of time, but we worked together so well as neighbors and friends! It was a great way to celebrate each other and the ever-so-precious land we have!
Special thanks to Ken Wyner for the great pictures. If you’d like to see more, email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.