https://www.btlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/IMG-6090-1-scaled.jpg 600 800 Lydia Coburn https://www.btlt.org//wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BTLT2021WebBanner1Green-300x90.png Lydia Coburn2021-07-12 10:58:052021-10-05 15:02:58New Signage at Crystal Spring Farm
New Signage at Crystal Spring Farm
By George Jutras, BTLT Land Steward
The BTLT stewardship team recently finished installing some new interpretive signage at Crystal Spring Farm. Signs near the Farmstead parking area at the East Trail trailhead detail the history of farming and conservation at Crystal Spring. They highlight the chronology of events that has led to the successful coexistence of a popular public access trail system and active farm, all concurrently managed for ecological conservation of the land. A sign at the intersection of the East trail and Ravine Trail remembers the Indigenous history of the area, highlighting the Wabanaki People and their longstanding connection to and ecological maintenance of the area in which Brunswick and Crystal Spring Farm now lie. An additional sign near the intersection of the Blueberry Loop and the East Trail discusses the natural history and ecological significance of the Sandplain Grassland ecosystem. It comprises a significant portion of the Crystal Spring Farm area, particularly the blueberry barrens on the southern side of the property.