Historical Markers & Trail Enhancements on Sudbury Reservoir Trail off Deerfoot Road
Eagle Scout: Alex Flynn, Troop 92 Project Completion Date: July 2018
The historical marker project is the first of its kind in Southborough. The project improved a section of the Sudbury Reservoir Trail (SRT) by widening the trail corridor and making the trail more inviting and accessible to the community. The historical markers will help to inform the community about important Southborough history for years to come. A stone bench was also placed at a clearing overlooking the Burnett House. The bench was dedicated to a loyal project supporter and long-time trail steward, Allan Bezanson.
Many thanks to Alex, Troop 92 and its leadership, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, Historical Commission, Historical Society, Conservation Commission, Jim Hegarty, Allan Bezanson, Deborah Costine, Home Depot, Alltype Signs, Jon and Jennifer Delli Priscoli, Louis Monti and Sons, and all other departments, volunteers, family, friends, and community members who contributed to this project.
Sudbury Reservoir Trail Improvements Near Open Channel Off Ward Road
Eagle Scout: Mitchell Hills, Troop 1 Project Completion Date: January 2018
This project involved marking the Sudbury Reservoir Trail (SRT) along the open channel with blazes, installing wooden posts with blazes, removing tree debris, and widening the corridor in sections of the trail near Walnut Hill (Sawink Farm Reservation Park).
Before this project, the section of the trail needed additional markings. It was difficult to know where the trail changed sides on the open channel and what sections of the trail were off limits to trail walkers. The posts and trail markers radically improved navigation. And, clearing tree debris and widening the corridor on the wooded sections of the trail provided much needed enhancements.
Many thanks to Mitchell, Troop 1 and its leadership, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), the Recreation Department, and all other departments, volunteers, family, friends, and community members who contributed to this project.