Today’s one-liner is a personal message to our daughter, but I’m sharing it here because it’s so cool! A month ago, I received this message from Faith:
Please Join The Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests for the Grand Opening of a new boardwalk on the Agnes Bowen Trail, Peoples State Forest.
That’s not the one-liner.
The reason Faith sent me the invitation was because she has been working with FALPS, doing trail work since early 2021. They worked on numerous Saturdays, including several during the winter. The boardwalk was necessary to avoid having hikers be forced to leave the woods and walk along the road in two sections where the ground was simply too wet. Check out the pictures, we aren’t talking about a few puddles, this is ankle, knee, parts-farther-north, deep water.
The boardwalk runs for 840′ (256 m). They built the walk in two sections and joined it in the middle with a “Golden Screw” ceremony. I attended the ceremony with Faith. The ceremony included a delightful actress portraying Agnes Bowen (who died in 1927), a few Forest Service officials, and a Connecticut State Representative who has supported this and other projects. Following a few speeches by members of FALPS, there was a
ribbon vine cutting ceremony.
My one-liner is a bit complicated
“I am proud of Faith for giving back to the forest that she loves, and I am grateful for the members of FALPS for organizing the projects, for giving Faith the opportunity to participate, and for building structures like this, so people like me can enjoy more of the forest.”
I’m also proud of her carpentry skills.
You can read more about this project at the FALPS website.
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