Stephen Phifer, a home builder who lives at 33 Hollow Road in Brimfield, lives across from Brimfield State Forest
that lost many trees.
Brimfield State Forest
- The forest in Brimfield has more than 20 miles of roads and trails.
Their home was at the outer edge of a half-mile-wide path the storm tore through the Brimfield State Forest
and Hollow Road.
The state department will use an additional $154,000 to help clean up Brimfield State Forest
A grant for "Geocaching" is awarded to Daniel Thompson of Brimfield Elementary School to purchase 10 GPS devices and materials to allow sixth-grade students to locate objects in Brimfield State Forest
Allen said there are three CCC-built structures in Douglas State Forest and three others in Brimfield State Forest
, although three others were lost in the June 1, 2011, tornado that ripped through the forest.
STURBRIDGE - The Opacum Land Trust is planning a series of monthly events through the end of October, beginning with a hike this month at Brimfield State Forest
In addition, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will use $154,000 for cleanup work at Brimfield State Forest
, as well as the installation of fire gates and improvements to fire roads.
Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said his agency doesn't remove trees on private land but coordinates and provides assets to clear public roads and public entities, such as Brimfield State Forest
, that are not private property.
Brewer's office in April to express long-standing concerns about downed trees in the Brimfield State Forest
. He told the senator the downed trees had not been removed since the tornado and were creating dangerous conditions at a time when brush fires were breaking out all over Central Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, Peter Church, director of forest stewardship for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, told officials on the tour that crews in the fall cleared trees from fire roads in the devastated 600-acre Brimfield State Forest
Lambert said Wednesday's brush fire in Brimfield has prompted an increased effort to remove downed trees from 600 acres of DCR-operated Brimfield State Forest
affected by the tornado even though the fire wasn't there.