The town hosted a rededication ceremony for the Maple Swamp Conservation Lands Sunday morning, August 11.

The property–Sandwich's largest conservation area—has recently received a big facelift.

The Sandwich Department of Natural Resources staff and AmeriCorps volunteers have worked steadily for two summers making the vast, 700-acre conservation area more accessible.

They have cleaned up, mapped and clearly demarcated trails by color. The crews removed plastic markers from tree trunks and replaced them with environmentally sensitive paint, Director of Natural Resources David J. DeConto said.

On Sunday, Mr. DeConto offered a brief overview of the improvements made to the property and an explanation of the new digital trail map software that hikers can access with their smartphones.

Afterward, staff led guided tours of the property.

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