Donation helps land trust hikers stay dry

Mar 23, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — A donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Wareham Crossing gave the Mattapoisett Land Trust the materials needed to build 120 running feet of bog board bridging at the trust’s Old Aucoot District.

Land trust volunteers placed the new boards, which allow dry transit over muddy and flooded  trail sections east and west of the Buckley Bridge on the Blue Trail. 

“This trail section  usually is underwater during the spring and often features mud in other months. Lowe’s  generous gift of a 70 percent discount on nearly $1,000 of building materials enabled  MLT to remedy this problem once and for all” land trust President Mike Huguenin said.

In addition, the land trust has done maintenance on many of its trails for the spring. 

Hikers will  find new and revised trail segments, new signage and freshly maintained trails. Check and the kiosks at each property for updated trail maps.