Eagle Scout builds bridge at Chase Reserve

The month of September has been host to many changes out on BTLT’s trails, with fungi emerging, leaves changing colors and abandoning their branches, and birds beginning their migration to warmer climes. Another significant change took place at Chase Reserve, where local Eagle Scout Sam Hughes recently built a bridge at the end of Jack’s Trail. Where hikers previously had to navigate the beaver dam with caution to cross the Little River over to the Freeport Conservation Trust’s (FCT) Antoinette Jackman Trail, they now have a beautifully built twelve foot bridge to stroll across with ease while enjoying the wildlife and scenery of the beaver dam. It was no small feat for Sam, who worked with a local contractor to find donated materials, receive permits from the towns of Brunswick and Freeport and numerous landowner permissions, construct the bridge, and then transport it a mile down the trail to the beaver dam where they installed it. BTLT is thankful for Sam’s hard work, FCT’s partnership, and we encourage all to visit Chase Reserve to try out Sam’s bridge!