Stone Building

2006 Spring Cleanup

On Saturday, April 29, 2006, The Friends of Hemlock Gorge were joined by a goodly number of volunteers to undertake our spring cleanup. We generally thought the property was in excellent shape, but the day revealed many concerns.

There was considerable evidence of active adelgid damage to the hemlocks, and several very stressed trees were noted. We also discovered that the electrical service to the Stone Building is not operating correctly and that the roof is going to need attention soon.

The Friends and the DCR extend heartfelt thanks to all the many volunteers who helped. It was a brilliantly sunny but windy and cool day. The poison ivy was just emerging.