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    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Woodland Acres, Rockport, MA
    Registration is closed

    Join Cape Ann Trail Stewards for a Trail Work Event at Woodland Acres in Rockport.  Woodland Acres (similar to the situation with the Poles Hill area in Gloucester) was devastated by wildfires this summer-- almost 18 acres, inside the main trail loop that encircles the reservation, were completely burned.  

    Volunteers for this work day will be divided into 3 Task groups:      

    Invasive Species clearing --  Volunteers will be instructed on which plants to target (bittersweet, multiflora rose, etc.).  As the area begins to regenerate and regrow after the fire, this is a crucial time to eliminate existing stands of invasive plants so that they do not have a chance to dominate the recovering landscape.

    Trail and Bridge work --   Volunteers in this group will work on bridge repair/  construction and other trail work, led by CATS President (and Greenbelt Land Manager/ Trails Coordinator) Dave McKinnon (all necessary materials will be provided on-site).

    Trash pickup -- As in the case with Poles Hill, the recently burned area in Woodland Acres has exposed trash that was previously inaccessible and not visible when it was covered by dense vegetation, so we are provided with a unique opportunity to clear out old trash in the area. 

    Bring work gloves, and make sure to protect yourself from ticks with repellent and/ or permethrin-treated clothing.  CATS will provide tools, but feel free to bring your own hand tools if desired (no power tools, please).  

    The work event will last approximately 2 hours.  Please register online if you plan to come!


    Meeting Spot:   We will meet at the entrance at the end of Woodland Rd. in Rockport.  Park along the side of Woodland Rd.-- please be courteous of the neighbors, and take care not to block any driveways. 

    As we have a lot to accomplish in a 2-hour time-span, please arrive early, as work will begin promptly at 9am.

Past events

Sunday, December 04, 2022 Sunday Afternoon Hike - Beverly Commons (Dog-Friendly Event)
Sunday, December 04, 2022 Poles Hill Trail Work Day
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike - Dogtown Northern Loop
Thursday, November 24, 2022 CATS Annual Thanksgiving Dogtown Hike
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Haskell Pond Loop Hike
Sunday, November 06, 2022 Manchester Western Woods Hike
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Cape Ann Trail Stewards Annual Members Meeting, and Environmental Sustainability Talk
Sunday, October 30, 2022 Sunday Afternoon Hike - Upper Luce Trail & Bad Dog Trail (Dog-Friendly Event)
Sunday, October 23, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike- Beverly Commons
Saturday, October 22, 2022 Trail Work Day on Choate Island
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Trail Work Day at DeLamater Sancturary
Sunday, October 09, 2022 4th Annual Ted Tarr Memorial Cross- Cape Ann Hike
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike -Upper Luce Trail & Bad Dog Trail
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Sunday Afternoon Hike - Rockport South Woods (Dog-Friendly Event)
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Trails and Sails Event: Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe's Chasm
Sunday, August 28, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike - Rockport South Woods
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Dog-Friendly Hike - Manchester-Essex Woods
Sunday, July 31, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike - Manchester-Essex Woods
Sunday, July 10, 2022 Inaugural Dog-Friendly Hike: Dogtown Complete Loop
Sunday, June 26, 2022 Dogtown - Complete Loop
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 2022 Poles Hill Solstice Hike
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Magnolia Woods Mountain Laurel Hike
Sunday, June 05, 2022 National Trails Day - Western Woods, Manchester
Sunday, May 22, 2022 Squam Road to Norton Forest & JerryMannder Trail
Saturday, May 21, 2022 2022 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run - May 21, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022 World Fish Migration Day Celebration: Mill Brook Hike
Sunday, April 24, 2022 Pine Pit to Gloucester Quarries and Luce Trail Loop
Sunday, March 27, 2022 Tompson Street to Eagle Rock
Sunday, February 27, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike -Briar Swamp from Summit Ave.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 Sunday Morning Hike -Norton Woods from Revere Street
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pine Pit to Woodland Acres & Gloucester Quarries
Thursday, November 25, 2021 CATS Thanksgiving Dogtown Hike
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Dexter Pond Loop Trail Maintenance
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Beverly Commons
Sunday, October 10, 2021 3rd Annual Ted Tarr Memorial Cross Cape Ann Hike
Saturday, October 02, 2021 2021 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run - October 2nd!
Sunday, September 26, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pigeon Cove Quarries
Saturday, September 18, 2021 Trails and Sails Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe's Chasm
Sunday, August 29, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike -Manchester-Essex Woods
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Haskell Pond Loop Hike
Sunday, August 01, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike -Ravenswood from Magnolia Swamp to Ledge Hill Trail
Sunday, June 27, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike: Norton Forest & JerryMannder Trail
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Poles Hill Solstice Hike
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Magnolia Woods Mountain Laurel Hike
Saturday, June 12, 2021 Wildflower Walk at Dogtown/Babson Reservoir - #2
Saturday, June 05, 2021 National Trails Day at Woodland Acres/Pine Pit
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Annual Meeting/Native Plants talk (Zoom)
Saturday, May 29, 2021 Wildflower Walk at Dogtown/Babson Boulders
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Pigeon Hill St to Bad Dog & Anne’s Path, plus Steel - ~4 mi.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Joint CATS/Rockport Rights of Way Work Morning at Delamater Sanctuary
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 CATS May Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, May 02, 2021 Sunday Morning Hike - Dogtown - ~4 mi.
Monday, April 19, 2021 Earth Week 2021 DIY Trail Cleanup
Friday, December 11, 2020 2020 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run - Virtual Challenge: Dec 11-13!
Thursday, November 26, 2020 CATS Thanksgiving Dogtown Hike
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 CATS November Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Powderhouse Hill Hike
Sunday, October 11, 2020 2nd Annual Cross Cape Ann Hike
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 CATS October Board Meeting - Zoom
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Haskell Pond loop Hike
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 CATS Board Meeting - Zoom
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 CATS Annual Meeting - Wildflower Talk and Business Meeting
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 CATS Board Meeting
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Dogtown Walk
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Rockport Rights of Way Andrews Woods Cleanup
Sunday, October 13, 2019 1st annual Ted Tarr Cross Cape Ann Walk
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Trails and Sails Ocean Views Walk from Ravenswood to Rafe's Chasm
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Pole Hill Solstice Walk
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Mountain Laurel Hike in Magnolia Woods to Rafe's Chasm
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 CATS Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Rockport Conservation Commission Earth Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Earth Day Cleanup with Clean Gloucester - 3rd Annual
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 CATS Board Meeting
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Stewardship Saturday: Poles Hill
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Dogtown Walk
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Mt. Ann Sunday Morning Walk
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Sunday Morning Manchester Hike
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Mt. Ann Sunday Morning Walk
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Stewardship Saturday - Dogtown
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Run
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Stewardship Saturdays - Location TBD


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