Friends of Pine Hawk Community Service Events

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These events focus around the Trail Through Time, a heritage trail through town-owned conservation lands in North Acton, Massachusetts. The Trail includes sites and stone structures representative of two distinct cultures, the colonial and the Native American, that existed both serially and concurrently within a relatively small geographical area.

We have had two community service days and both were very successful. Our first event a year ago involved over 32 people, from all age groups. A second event last April was also very productive in clearing a new trail.

The next community service day is planned for the afternoon of Sunday, November 16, 2014. The task is to clear forest debris from the stone piles in the Princess Pine cluster along the Trail Through Time.  This site is located just off the main TTT route a short distance west of the Plantain and Blueberry clusters that volunteers worked on last year. To volunteer, please contact Bob Ferrara at or Linda McElroy at

The stone pile clearing work will begin at 1 p.m. Beforehand, volunteers are invited to The Local Table in West Acton for an 11:30 a.m. brunch, where we will provide background on the fascinating history and archeology of this site, located on the largest undeveloped tract of land in Acton.