Wind damage from the May 2018 macroburst closed Pratt Glen, but the Pratt Glen preserve is open again thanks to the hard work of our volunteers including Ryan Libby of Brookfield! Ryan’s work at Pratt Glen was part of his Eagle Scout project. Ryan and his scout leaders built foot bridges and crossings through muddy areas, cut back barberry from the trail, cut down leaning trees, cleared the trail of debris, and reblazed trails.
His feat is especially impressive because he completed this stewardship work while balancing the demands of his senior year of high school and a job. Ryan also rerouted the trail segment from Ashwood Lane to the stream crossing. An updated trail map is in the works, but hikers can follow the blue blazed trail.
The Pratt Glen Preserve, which shares a border with BOSLI’s Birch Rocks Preserve, has always been a popular trail because of the serene views of Lake Lillinoah.
Ryan graduated from Brookfield High School and will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and plans on joining the Air Force. We wish him the best of luck!