Hurricane Valley Farm Planning
Please join the Falmouth Land Trust, thHe Resilience Hub and Cultivating Community for a conversation about the future design and function of the Hurricane Valley Farm as an agricultural space. These Falmouth events will take place:
June 19th: Hurricane Valley Farm Walking Tour — 4:30 pm
June 20th: Motz Activity Center (Lunt & Middle Road) — 6 pm to 8 pm
June 27th: Gisland Farm (Rt 1) — 6 pm to 8 pm
Baxter Outdoors Blackstrap Off-Road Classic
Baxter Outdoors will be running their second Blackstrap Off-Road Classic this year on the 15th of July at Blackstrap Hill Preserve. This 5km trail run will take place mostly on single-track, multi-purpose trails and will be followed with snacks and cool down beers for all racers over 21.
Troop 93 Has the Answer to Mucky Trails: Bog Bridges!
On Saturday, May 20, 11 Boy Scouts from Troop 93 descended upon some of Blackstrap Hill Preserve’s boggier sections to make them passable for hikers. With the help of a few parents, some elbow grease, a minibike, and a towline, sections of wood were brought into the forest on the Preserve’s Red Trail to create bog bridges, which utilize sections of elevated planking to keep hikers’ boots dry and muck-free.
Troop 93 Clears Blackstrap Hill Preserve
Taking advantage of seasonable weather and a dry spell on Saturday, April 29, members of Boy Scout Troop 93 set off for Blackstrap Hill Preserve to help clear trails with rakes and clippers in hand. The 280-acre Preserve, which is owned and maintained by the Falmouth Land Trust (FLT), is the largest block of contiguous, protected open space in town, boasting several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.
The Scouts were joined by troop leaders and parents, as well as Town Councilor Caleb Hemphill and FLT Board Member Ted Asherman, who led the boys in their work. The Falmouth Land Trust actively welcomes volunteers and community service projects among the town’s civic and nonprofit organizations.