New bog bridges for Little River Trail

Dec 01, 2018
Courtesy of: Gene Randall, BBWC Members of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition carry new cedar planks to replace bog bridges along Little River Trail.

Belfast — A grant from the Maine Community Foundation has enabled Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition to purchase enough cedar planks to replace most of the 180 aging and breaking bog bridges along the 5-mile Little River Trail through Belfast.

A team of volunteers from the Waldo County Reentry Center has been busy helping BBWC’s trail crew carry the planks into place all along the trail, which runs from the Belfast Water District on Route 1 to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

Started at the turn of the current century, the first mile of the trail went from the Water District to Perkins Road. In 2005, a Project Canopy grant from Maine Forest Service allowed BBWC to extend the trail to the Walsh Ball Fields on Route 52. Students from Troy Howard Middle School helped with the project.

The final stretch to the Hutchinson Center was built with BBWC funds. The trail has been continuously maintained by the Belfast Bay Watershed trail crew, founded by Skip Pendleton and currently headed up by David Bond and Bill Armstrong.

The community enjoys the trail thanks to the generosity of private landowners, the city of Belfast, Waldo County, and Belfast Water District. The new bridges will continue its enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

(Courtesy of: Gene Randall, BBWC)
(Courtesy of: Gene Randall, BBWC)
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