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We plan to work on a popular trail that connects the Bentley Loop and and Torrey Pond Road. This scenic trail that passes by several bodies of water and pine barrens habitat. The trail needs some brush clearing help to improve passage. Work will also be done on several nearby parts of the Bentley Loop. Meet at Parking Lot #2 on Upper Pond Road and then we'll drive down to the work area on Lower College Pond Road. There will be a five minute walk to the areas that need trail work. We will provide loppers and other brush cutting tools which will be sanitized prior to the work event. If you have your own tools, please bring them. We will all have masks and will observe physical distancing. The DCR has implemented new controls during the pandemic. All hikers must pre-register and must fill out a liability release and Covid screening form online 24 hours BEFORE the hike. This only has to be done ONE TIME for these Friends events occuring in the state forest. The form can be completed at: https://www.mass.gov/forms/volunteer-in-the-parks-release-form The sponsoring organization is "Friends of Myles Standish State Forest". The form calls for the name of a DCR official. I would enter John Roberts, the MSSF Park Supervisor. Also, the form asks for volunteer date. I put in a six month range when I filled out the form. You could try that or maybe even a longer period. This must be done BEFORE the trail work day. We apologize for the bother but we ask you to please do this so that we can enjoy our activities in the forest again. (Again, if you already have done this for a prior activity, you don't need to do it this week.) Our activities are limited by the DCR's guidance for maximum size. Meet at Parking Lot#2 on Upper College Pond Road. Bring loppers, hand saws or brush cutters, work gloves, water and bug/tick spray.