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Volunteers Join Friends of the Cambridge Community Forest
June 01, 2021
Volunteers Join Friends of the Cambridge Community Forest

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY GETTING THE Cambridge Community Forest ready to open to the public by the fall of 2021. This spring, a contractor is refurbishing the bridge so the property can be safely accessed. A Friends of the Cambridge Community Forest group has been established to help ASA unlock the property’s potential. The group is working on getting trails ready and planning on how to use the property for educational opportunities. Being so near the Cambridge Central School makes the forest an ideal resource for all sorts of outdoor learning.

Through a grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation, ASA is creating a sensory trail on the property for our youngest community members. It will encourage children in the preschool-2nd grade age range to interact with the forest and their surroundings using all their senses. The sensory trail is being designed by Eli Bloch and Ellen Huffman of LICHEN Ecological Design with input from the Friends Group and other community stakeholders.

ASA is excited to share this fantastic property with the community in the fall and looks forward to the forest becoming a community resource where people can find a place to recreate, connect with nature and

learn about the natural world. If you are interested in volunteering, contact ASA at asa@agstewardship.org.

"The Cambridge Community Forest will help Cambridge evolve in a whole bunch of positive directions. It has the potential to be a gateway to miles of trails on thousands of acres of public land, a fantastic teaching resource for the nearby school and an opportunity to create a greener future through hands-on training in sustainable forestry and logging." - Tom Lapham, Cambridge Resident

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