Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Settling in to Our Arctic Reality...

Well, it is still mighty cold, and it appears it will be so for some time yet. Nevertheless, the world keeps turning, and stuff gets done!

Our mighty Volunteer Conservation Ranger for KinneyWoods, Ranger Tim, had been laid low by a ridiculously rare skiing accident way back at the beginning of this winter. Ranger Tim, however, is the embodiment of an irrepressible soul! Through some amazing ingenuity and a will like an ox, he has managed to snowblow an access point and trailhead path for KinneyWoods, from a wheelchair!

Photos are in order!

Also, last night at dusk, there were ten to twelve deer out on frozen Cook's Pond! To see so many together in such a visible spot at once was a rare treat!

7:30 a.m. trailhead conditions at Cascading Waters:

Temperature is -3.8°F and rising (it was -8.1° at 6:30!);
Humidity is 37% and steady;
Pressure is 30.00" and steady;
Skies are sunny with high altitude clouds;
Winds are stirring, and peaked at 1.5 mph during the observation period;
The Cascades are still buried;
The Cascades Brook has open patches; &
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!

If you are headed out please bundle up and cover exposed skin.

ALSO, a joint City, State, Donker Family, GWLT project is in today's paper!

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