GILFORD — New Hampshire’s Recreational Trails Program awarded a grant of $67,164 to the Belknap County Conservation District for the Wetlands Walk. The grant will provide the quarter mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk with new supports, a kiosk for trout and stream information on Poorfarm Brook via the Brook Run Trail, and improved signage for access.
The Conservation District and Wetlands Walk volunteers are having a workday on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to prepare for the contractor to begin. The day will include a light lunch. Tasks include installing three sign posts, sanding and wood putty on the visual edging, digging out purple loosestrife, continuing to lower beaver dams to keep Runoff Stream flowing and prepare it for new support installation, helping lift the new kiosk into place, clipping out brush along the boardwalk where helical piles will be installed, adding name plaques, minor carpentry and general cleanup, and weeding pollinator gardens.