Marblehead Conservancy benefits from project

The Marblehead Conservancy is the beneficiary of Eagle Scout candidate Nate May's drive to reach to scouting's highest rank.

The Troop 11 scout put his support behind the Conservancy and built a 111-foot log boardwalk along the Sevinor Trail (formerly a portion of Marion Road) at the Ware Pond Conservation Area. An area Conservancy member Don Morgan said has been wet and muddy for much of the year.

“The area has been so wet that there were almost always deep footprints in the soft mud,” he said. “Sometimes there was so much water that it was impassable.”

Morgan said the new boardwalk makes the trail passable in all weather. In addition, features were included like gradual ramps and side rails so that handicapped users can be accommodated.

“This has been a theme for all of our Ware Pond trail & boardwalk work,” Morgan added.

Morgan also said he encourages residents to check out the new boardwalk, which can be approached from Marion Road or Warren Road and Marion Road Ext., both off Rockaway Avenue.

“The trail and boardwalk will be especially attractive in a few weeks when the leaves turn color,” he said.

Among other activities, the Marblehead Conservancy maintains over 5 miles of open space trails in eight Conservation Areas and Seaside Park. For more information on the Conservancy go to