Keeping the 60 acre Gahagan Nature Preserve open and accessible is a challenge for a volunteer organization. A brush fire during spring 2013 quickly brought to light the need to reduce the brush fuel surrounding our buildings. Our spring Clean-up this year was a rousing success, yet there is still more work needed to keep the preserve’s trails open and the buildings protected from fire hazards. To that end, we are hosting a Fall Firewise Offensive.
The plan is to drag downed brush to the driveway and parking lot. From there we can use our trailer to haul to the compost site. The Village of Roscommon has a chipper and has been doing a fantastic job managing the brush and compost since taking over operations in February 2020.
We’ll have a set of new work gloves, lots of water, and a yummy barbecue lunch in exchange for a few hours of fellowship and light duty exertion. So please come out and give us a hand and also earn your CITO 2021, Season 2 souvenir.