Second Boardwalk Underway at Lyons-Cutler

Second Boardwalk Underway at Lyons Cutler. Photo by SVT Staff.
Dan Clawson (left) and Tim Puopolo pause for a photo break while installing the new boardwalk.

SVT staff and volunteers have started the installation of a second boardwalk at our Lyons-Cutler Conservation Land in Sudbury. Once complete, the boardwalk will officially re-open access to Lyons-Cutler from Raymond Road.

Volunteer Dan Clawson and consultant Tim Puopolo worked with SVT's Dan Stimson and Chris Reardon to lay the framework of the new boardwalk on July 25. The team hopes to complete the boardwalk in August.

The 95-acre Lyons-Cutler property is a wooded parcel that sits along the banks of tributaries to the nearby Sudbury River. The Town of Sudbury and the Sudbury Water District own adjacent conservation lands, and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge lies just downstream. Altogether, this area has some 400 contiguous acres of protected land.

The new boardwalks make it easier for visitors to cross muddy sections of the trail, and they also protect the underlying wetlands. 

We completed the first boardwalk in April, thanks to a large group of volunteers who helped out during National Volunteer Week. 

Thank you to The Public Lands Fund, a program of Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation, for the $10,000 grant they provided in support of this project.