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 four community service days and all have been very successful. Our first event involved over 32 people, from all age groups. Subsequent events were also a lot of fun and accomplished much trail and field clearing.

The next community service day is planned for the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1 PM. The task is to clear a viewscape from the Indian Kiosk, where a bench will soon be located, toward the Nashoba Brook marshlands. Small saplings and low, brushy vegetation must be cut and stacked.  Cut logs and deadwood may need to be moved.  The area is quite attractive with a tiny stream splashing down the slope. 

Please RSVP to Linda McElroy at or Bob Ferrara at  Also, let us know if you can bring gloves, loppers, clippers, and small hand saws if you have such.  The Trail Through Time group will provide tools as well.  We will be meeting about 1:00pm near the Trial Through Time entrance and also having a lunch beforehand about 11:30 at Julie’s Place at 208 Main St. in Acton.