WWBPA volunteers clear the West Windsor trails

Monday, January 15 by silvia

WWBPA board member Henry Murphy has done incredible work leading volunteers in clearing West Windsor trails so that all of us can better enjoy them. Here’s his report – and consider showing your thanks by becoming a WWBPA member this year.

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Our Trails Are Slowly Being Cleared

Friday, November 23 by silvia

We’re making progress in clearing our trails of fallen trees after Sandy.

Three WWBPA volunteers cleared the fallen trees off the dog run trail in Community Park. There were several trees blocking the popular blacktop trail and a great deal of debris and leaves on the pathway. It is now clear for all to use.
One day later, a large crew of volunteers tackled the down trees in the Rogers Preserve trails. One section was so bad that we had to re-route the trail around a large fallen tree. Even so, most of the Preserve is now cleared, with only a couple of very large trees yet to be cut. These will be tackled soon, but they are passable with a little effort. Many thanks to all who helped, particularly to Phil, the “Minnesota lumberjack” who impressed us with his chainsaw skills. Some of us had never seen a giant rootball and stump settle back into place oh-so-slowly when cut right.
We will keep you updated as we clear more of the open space trails in West Windsor. If anyone wishes to join us on our next “work day”, please send an email to [email protected]. We’ll also send out an email to our members. Feel free to bring a friend. The more people who help, the faster we can get our trails back to normal.

A trail is cleared

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The Wrath of Sandy

Thursday, November 15 by silvia

Sandy’s damage in West Windsor extended to our trails. Take a look:

Help make it possible for friends, family and neighbors to enjoy an after-Thanksgiving walk through the woods by joining us this Saturday to help clear part of Rogers Preserve. We will meet at the Clarksville Road entrance at 10:30 a.m. Please bring gloves and tools: rake, loppers, hand saw, gas-powered chain saw — whatever you have.

All are welcome, and all help is appreciated.

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Rogers Preserve Trail Work

Sunday, August 7 by silvia

Part of the Rogers Preserve (a former Christmas Tree farm, with entrances on Clarksville Road, Landing Lane and Berkshire Drive) was down to a single track until the WWBPA and some neighborhood volunteers took on the weeds. (Other parts had been recently mowed by the township.) Now there’s room to run!

Rogers Preserve volunteers

Some of our volunteers

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Help Needed for Trail Work

Friday, July 29 by silvia

Whacking the weeds on the Millstone Trail

Millstone Trail work

We’re tackling the Rogers Preserve trails on Sunday (July 31) and could use your help. Yes, your kids’ help too.

To beat the heat, we’ll start at 9 a.m., meeting across from 17 Landing Lane. Plenty of street parking.

Bring loppers, weed-whackers and anything else that will help cut back overgrowth and weeds. There will be plenty of shade, but still, don’t forget water!

These trails were developed by the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance and Friends of West Windsor Open Space. Don’t know the trails? This is a great way to discover them.

Are you involved with a scout troop? This is a great group activity. Let us know if you’d like to co-organize another trail day.

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