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Trail bridge in the woods

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut

“This trail will provide a great opportunity for those of all ability levels to go out into the woods and experience nature, which I believe is very important.” – Scott Heth, Executive Director of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut

The Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center will soon feature a one-mile wheelchair-accessible trail into the woods. Crews are using recycled plastic to build an elevated wetlands boardwalk for the project. Located at 175 Shrub Road in Bristol and supported by $1.25 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, the project began in April 2023 and is on track to be completed by April of this year…

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Photo credit Scott Heth