New Trails Open at Angle Fly Preserve in Westchester County
The Trail Conference joined the Somers Land Trust (SLT) and the Friends of the Angle Fly Preserve on national "Make A Difference Day" October 23, 2010, for a full day of events at the Angle Fly Preserve located on Route 139 in Somers, NY. Over 60 volunteers from the community participated in activities at the 654-acre Angle Fly Preserve.
Beginning in the morning, an energetic and enthusiastic team of volunteers of all ages battled patches of thorny invasive barberry bushes, dead trees, and other natural obstacles to create and complete the new Orange Trail in less than four hours. This new half-mile long hiking trail now connects to the original Green Trail and the new Blue Trail.
In the afternoon, the new one-mile long section of the Blue Trail opened with an inaugural community hike beginning at Somers' Reis Park and ending at the main entrance to the Angle Fly Preserve by the Reynolds Farm. Following the hike, volunteers, members of the community, and local town officials gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Angle Fly Preserve.
Volunteers are welcome to join in upcoming work days at the Angle Fly Preserve, at 10AM on November 7 and 20. For more information, driving directions, please contact the Somers Land Trust at: www.somerslandtrust.org or call the SLT at 914-338-8758.