100th Anniversary of the Town Forest May 1, 2016
Welcome to the Town Forest 100th Anniversary webpage!
A group of volunteers have come together from a variety of backgrounds to organize and plan a wonderful event to commemerate the 100th anniversary of the Walpole Town Forest.
Liana Cosgrove from the Town Forest Committee
Steve Cyr from the Town Forest Committee
Bob Leblanc from the Town Forest Committee & Town Representative
Gary Riggott from the Town Forest Committee
Patrick Shield from the Recreation Department
Roger Turner from the Walpole Historical Society
Chris Weylman, a committed volunteer
Well, the Celebration has finally arrived!
We began our event planning meetings in July 2015 and the Celebration is only a few days away. We hope yuo'll join us for a unique and memorable day.
Preparation for the 100th has included:
- Monthly articles about the Town Forest have been published in the Walpole Times beginning in Septemeber 2015 through April 2016. Thank you, Wicked Local!
- A Walpole High student, Angela Pine, has designed a logo that we have adopted for our official correspondence. Thank you, Angela!
- A Town Forest Cleanup was held on Nov. 14. Approximately 25 people attended and were given free Tee-shirts with our new logo. See photos on this webpage.
- The itinerary for the Anniversary celebration on May 1, 2016 has been finalized. Click here for a copy.
- The event will be held near the scoreboard at Turco Field. The gala event will include speakers, the dedication of a monument, children's activities, hayrides, demonstrations of logging and the planting of 1,000 white pine saplings by the public.
- For a map of the grounds, showing the locations of demonstrations, click here.
- A new map of the Town Forest has been created. Among the features are that trail intersections have now been numbered, so you can precisely identify your location in the Town Forest.
For a sketch copy, click here.
We really hope you'll join us on Sunday.
- Description of Timber Harvest-2015/16
- Description of the Timber Harvest-2014
- Fishing Derby Photos 2014
- Map of 2015/16 Timber Harvest-East of Washington St
- Map of 2015/16 Timber Harvest-West of Washington St
- Map of grounds at Turco Field for May 1
- Price Quote for "Durareader" Display Panel
- Sketch Map of Town Forest-West of Washington St.
- Town Forest 100th Anniversary Webpage
- Town Forest 100th Anniversary-Announcement
- Town Forest Committee-Members
- Town Forest Map & Brochure
- Town Forest Photos
- Town Forest Trails Maps
- Walpole Town Forest Anniversary Program of Events May 1st 2016