Leaves of Brilliance and Pain
by Eric Bouchard, Assistant Ranger at Maidstone State Park
Beginning the season April 29, both Mark and Eric, strapped with 2 high powered leaf blowers, have spent nearly 80 hrs a piece clearing leaves from campsites, beaches, roadsides, culverts and all other park facilities, getting it ready for the Memorial Day weekend opening. Let’s just say that after a long days work leaf blowing and fighting off swarms of black-flies, a good meal, a few popped ibuprofen and a good night sleep is a welcomed reward. That being said, the parks opening preparations are coming together nicely and we look forward to another eventful and rewarding season.