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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

More Good Weather! Calm Before the Storm

Yet More Good Weather!
Tonight has all of the makings of a good storm system!
A front is going to move through, and it will be hit or miss, but if it hits it should be a good storm!
Problem is, lately, if there is a chance it might miss us it does miss us.

Yesterday was a very busy day here at Cascading Waters with Sign and Timberwork.
We had Greg, Paula, Rich, Ron, and Colin working away on all sorts of projects.
We had special guest stars drop in like Peg for tracing, Brian & Jillian for picking up property field work supplies, and Lisa for project guidance.
We had routing, tracing, drilling, hewing, trash removal, general straightening, and brushing on of wood preservative.
Thanks to the whole gang for a wonderfully productive and very entertaining morning at the edge of the woods!


Ted has made New York!
Not dropping in on the boundline this time, but crossing over out of New Jersey!
Ted is in the Northeast after having hoofed it by foot from Georgia!
Way to go Ted!
Follow Ted here:


Today is the last day of Brian's extended internship with the Trust. Brian Okoyo has been with us for most of a year now, and he has been working away on the Trust's master dataset and a presentation map of our properties and past projects.

More than just making a quick pretty picture to print, Brian dove into the Trust's data to find any missing data and fill in the blanks. He figured out what information the state's master GIS maps lacked and filled out forms to update the state's data with our work. He merged disparate pieces (polygons), corrected errors, and did artistic layout and design work on a final presentation piece. Amusingly, we would turn to Brian, just as he was coming close to finishing a step, and say, hey, uh, so we just preserved a new area, do you mind rejuggling everything to add this new stuff in as well?

Brian will be missed.
Not just for his presence in the office and his diligence, but for shaking his head with an easy laugh when being asked to rework everything in a project he was deep into.

Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters at 7:30 a.m. (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 63.3 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 75% and steady;
Pressure is 29.88" of Hg and steady;
Wind is still with no movement;
Skies are sunny with a morning haze;
The Cascades have a minimal flow;
The Cascades Brook has minimal flow in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Partly sunny, with a high near 85. 
Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

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