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Tuesday, Nov. 30
- Shellfish Advisory Committee, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 2
- Economic Development Committee, 9:30 a.m.
High Head Walking Trail
Select board members expressed support for a proposed 1.5-mile walking trail at the High Head Conservation Area following a presentation by Truro Conservation Trust President Fred Gaechter during the board’s Nov.16 meeting.
The trail, which still needs a final implementation work plan, will be accessed from two trailheads: one at the town parking area for Beach Point Landing on Shore Road, and the other at a state-maintained Dept. of Transportation rest area on Route 6, opposite the Dune Crest Motel.
The proposal for the loop walking trail was approved by the town’s conservation commission and the conservation trust on Nov.1. The trail design will enable walkers to wind their way from Route 6 to the bayside beach and have the opportunity to learn about the heathland and grassland along the way, according to the proposal.
“This area, in particular, is very special and I think it would be wonderful if people could be available to give a tour,” said select board chair Robert Weinstein.
The properties the trail crosses were acquired at the height of the 1980s building boom and add up to 48 acres. The acquisitions were made through the efforts of the Truro Conservation Trust and the conservation commission, with funds from state grants and a capital campaign. “These properties were prevented from becoming a housing development that at one point included a golf course,” Gaechter said.
The land acquisitions were completed in 1987. The design of the trail has taken decades because of the number of parties involved, according to the proposal.
The trail plan has been created by experts to prioritize “environmental protection and identification of the species that are on the property, such as 38 varieties of lichen,” Gaechter said. “Really an impressive array that we did not know was even there.”
Part of the project will include removing invasive species. The trust is also exploring whether the trail is on a Native American site, he said. —Michaela Chesin