2006-11-30 / About Town

Volunteers needed to clear brush Saturday

Once again, the Conanicut Island Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help with its North Main Road clearing project. Last year, with the help of about 50 volunteers, the land trust opened up the view of the Neale Farm and the saltwater marsh separating the farm from the town-owned golf course. Quentin Anthony, president of the land trust, said, "We have had so much positive feedback in connection with last year's project that the board of directors

decided to continue the project this year. This year we will move to the west side of the road, clearing brush and removing many of the invasive Norway maples that are now diseased and dangerous.

"Harry and Gail Chase, the owners of the land, are enthusiastic about participating in opening up the views of their fields and making this stretch of North Road one of the most beautiful landscapes in the state," Anthony continued. "Our community is fortunate to

have George and Martha Neale and Harry and Gail who understand the public benefit of opening these views," Anthony said.

The project will start on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. and continue until approximately 1 p.m. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. The Conanicut Island Land Trust grilling team is hard at work developing new recipes for the event.

Anyone who wants to help should contact Craig Amerigian at 423-1653 or 423-3537.

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