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Volunteers work on Bay Circuit Trail

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On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield under the direction of team members of the Appalachian Mountain Club performed trail work along portions of the Bay Circuit Trail traversing Borderland State Park in Sharon and the Old Pond Management Area in Easton. The work was done as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s annual Service Day where employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and labor to give back to their communities in a way that is meaningful to them. 

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield under the direction of team members of the Appalachian Mountain Club performed trail work along portions of the Bay Circuit Trail traversing Borderland State Park in Sharon and the Old Pond Management Area in Easton. The work was done as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s annual Service Day where employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and labor to give back to their communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

This is the second time in just over a year Blue Cross Blue Shield employees and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) have been in Easton performing trail work on this portion of the Bay Circuit Trail. “Easton dedicated its portion of the Bay Circuit Trail in 2009”, says Jim Fowler, an Easton resident who was instrumental in helping lay out the Old Pond portion of the trail. “This trail work, which will include construction of bog bridges over some of the wet portions of the trail, helps increase public awareness of the trail’s existence. Beth Gula,
Bay Circuit Trail Volunteer Programs Supervisor, and AMC’s AmeriCorps field leader were also out this past spring with youth from Old Colony YMCA working on the trail. “I can’t tell you how much it means to have committed people volunteer for a project that, in the long run, helps more people get outdoors to appreciate and enjoy nature. It was an honor to join the BCBS and AMC work crew last year to help keep these trails viable,” commented Jonathan Chace, chairman of the Easton Conservation Commission and a member of the Access Easton Group.

For information about upcoming volunteer opportunities on the trail, visit www.baycircuit.org. Explore the trail with the first comprehensive Bay Circuit Trail Map & Guide that is now available at amcstore.outdoors.org/bay-circuit-trail-map-and-guide.