event_title: Public Lands Pack Out - Bolton Flats WMA
event_start: September 25, 2021 08:30
event_end: September 25, 2021 12:00
event_address: Lancaster, MA 01523, United States
event_description: September 25th is Public Lands Day and to celebrate the Massachusetts team has identified a piece of public land that could use our help. The Nashua River flows through the Bolton Flats WMA and continues downstream to Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, which creates an important block of habitat for game and non-game species alike. Several log jams in the slow and meandering river have caught a large amount of trash and were going to try to make a dent in removing it. To do it we will hike-in or paddle-in to one of the log jams and work together to bag and pack-out the trash. For logistical purposes we have two different meeting locations and times for paddlers and hikers.Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming!Hike -In Participants will meet here:Bolton Flats WMA Southern Parking Area Rt. 117 Bolton/Lancaster Town Line 42.457797, -71.649282Paddle-In Participants will meet here:Canoe Launch 117 301-339 MA-117 Lancaster, MA 01523 42.461544, -71.657255Contractor bags will be provided to bag the trash. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, and work gloves. Please see the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website for any COVID precautions in place.