Welles Preserve, Cornwall, CT
Before accepting a proposed gift of the Welles Property on Town Street in Cornwall, the Cornwall Conservation Trust hired BCG to assess the current conditions and recreational use potential of this former residential property. BCG conducted a site assessment which addressed a number of management issues including, removal of an existing dwelling and old vehicles, parking & access. One of the primary recommendations of the report was to develop a new trail system that highlights the site's large wetland complex, glacial erratics and stunning views of Cornwall Village. BCG designed the trail system and then created the trail map using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and GIS software.
Sherman Trails Initiative
The Sherman Trails Initiative is an on-going effort to restore Naromi Land Trust’s properties and enhance their existing trail system. In 2006 and 2007, BCG applied for and received two grants totaling $19,500 from the Iroquois Gas Company’s Land Enhancement and Acquisition Fund (LEAF) to fund this project. The grants were used to replace antiquated preserve signs, build informational kiosks, develop new trail maps and improve parking and access at five Naromi preserves. The construction of the kiosks was coordinated by local resident Becky Berger working towards her Girl Scout Gold Award for outstanding community service. The trail maps are available online at the Naromi Land Trust website.
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