Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:53

Local teen volunteers to blaze new trails in Hampden Featured

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HAMPDEN- Some of the trails at the YCMA's Camp G. Pierce Webber are overgrown or covered in mud.

That's why one local teen is creating around 750 feet of new trails for his Eagle Scout project.


"This means a lot to me because I've been through scouting, I've gone through it all and I feel if you're going to get this far, you might as well finish it out and finish strong," said Lucas Mahar. 


The trails created by this project will also allow the camp to host new programs.


"We're going to be able to expand our nature program, so we can actually do some hiking," said Jennifer Laferte-Carlson, the camp's director. "We're going to incorporate ecology because we have these new trails that will be able to get us to places we have not been able to get to."


Mahar's parents are also helping with the project.


"We're pretty proud of what he's accomplished here," his dad told us. "He's had a lot of community support."


If you want to help with the trails, you can find out how to volunteer on Lucas' Facebook page.

Rachel Mann

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Rachel joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in December 2018.

She graduated from Bridgewater State University where she majored in communications and accounting. While attending Bridgewater State, she co-ancho...