The trestle at CNLT’s Old Pond Railway Trail is getting some much needed love this fall. In October, Josh Ferris, CNLT’s Stewardship Coordinator, worked closely with Kat Deely, Land Protection Manager at Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and Bob DeForrest, Maine Coast Heritage Trust Project Manager, to bring in two tons of rip rap to shore up the trestle from erosion due to tides and time.
Frenchman Bay Conservancy is the lead steward of the Old Pond Railway Trail, in conjunction with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and CNLT. Bob DeForrest and Josh Ferris built new wooden stairs that enable wormers to access the shoreline. Town for Trails Services provided their expertise as well. A huge thank you to Kat, Bob, Josh and others who planned and coordinated this effort so we can continue to use the historic 3-mile rail trail, which dates back to the late 1880s when it was built by the Maine Shore Line Railroad Company.