On Saturday September 22nd, the SCA Manchester crew leaders and SCA Manchester member Shamma met up with The Nature Conservancy's Andrew Smeltz to repair a bog bridge in the unique cedar swamp in Antrim, New Hampshire. Together, the team replaced five boards totaling approximately fifty feet of aged hemlock so that visitors will be able to view the Atlantic White Cedar trees. Andrew informed the crew that these unique cedars, which typically flourish in marshy areas on the east coast, have been growing in this area for over 4,000 years! With that being said, SCA Manchester was particularly proud to be providing service in this area.
The crew used pry bars to pull up the old rotting and sometimes broken boards and replaced them with new rough sawn hemlock provided by The Nature Conservancy. The crew also installed additional footers, or sills, to provide extra support and to extend the life of the wood stringers.
Come join us next week, Saturday September 29th . We will be returning to the Massabesic Audubon Center working on the 4H Gardens.
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