I wanted to make you all aware of Pack 24’s plans for an outing on Sunday, November 17th at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Assabet_River/about.html)
The refuge, formerly part of Fort Devens, encompasses 3.5 square miles located within the towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury, has a large wetland complex, several smaller wetlands, vernal pools, and large forested areas with a variety of well-marked trails for hiking and biking. Equally as interesting are several abandoned bunkers which were used to store munitions and other military supplies prior to and during World War II.
On Sunday the 17th @ 11AM, one of the rangers will be on hand to not only give a brief presentation on the refuge and its conservation activities, but also to open up one of the bunkers to the public.
This is a rare opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation and take a real live peek into history! This is also unique opportunity for scouts of all levels to complete portions of several achievements as the refuge and our activities will cover a number of subjects such as wildlife conservation, hiking, leave no trace, historical sites etc … Den leaders, please be sure to look through your respective handbooks and advise your scouts of these opportunities.
The plan is for us to meet at 10:30 AM at the *Winterberry Way Visitor Center, receive a brief talk about the refuge and the activities of the conservation officers, then head out to the trails and see inside the bunker.