Rotary Club, Scout troops help clean brush at Cornell Pond
Dartmouth residents from all different walks of life came together last weekend to help clear brush at the new trails around Cornell Pond in North Dartmouth.
More than 25 community volunteers from the Rotary Club of Dartmouth and Scouts from BSA Troop 2019 Girls and Venturing Troop 1920 Boys took four hours out of their Saturday to clean up the recently refurbished recreational area at Cornell Pond off Old Fall River Road.
Helpers also included neighbors from nearby Hixville and Dartmouth Community Media as well as Fun107 DJ Chris “Gazelle” Arsenault, according to Cornell Pond Advisory Committee member Gloria Bancroft.
“The Cornell Pond Advisory Committee was thrilled to see a large outpouring of support from the community at our recent work party,” Bancroft wrote in a statement. “Everyone's hard work and enthusiasm enabled the site to receive its final clearing before we start the necessary clearing on the dam itself this summer.”
Bancroft noted that the picnic area and trails have all been cleared at this point, with the next work party to clear the dam and spillways as soon as the proper permits are received from the town’s Conservation Commission.
She said she hopes to get the dam area cleared before the end of summer.
“The site looks fantastic and [is] now more spacious for the public to enjoy,” she added, thanking everyone involved “for all their hard work.”