FITCHBURG — The community is invited to celebrate the love and life of Sean Michael Magane by touring his beloved trails and picking up trash along the way.
The second Annual Sean Magane Legacy Project: Trail Tour & Clean-Up will be held this Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Crocker Conservation Area, located at 215 Flat Rock Road.
This event is co-sponsored by the North County Land Trust and Sean Magane’s family and friends “and focuses on keeping the trails trash-free by engaging the community in this annual event each October to recognize Sean’s birthday on Oct. 24,” said Melissa Magane, Sean Magane’s sister.
The celebration will begin and end at Sean Magane’s memorial bench on Overlook Trail and will feature prizes for the smallest, the biggest, and the weirdest pieces of trash collected; gloves, bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Trail guides will be on hand at the trail entry to direct guests toward the meeting spot. Leashed dogs are welcome.
“My brother was a peaceful soul who felt a deep connection to the earth beneath his feet,” said Melissa Magane. “He found walking the trails at the Conservation Area to be grounding and to be a wonderful opportunity to connect with his family, and he always picked up bits of trash that were left behind unintentionally by other hikers – there was no way he could just walk past it.
After the Trail Tour and Clean-Up, guests are welcome to join family and friends at River Styx Brewery, located at 166 Boulder Drive, to listen to some live jazz with Eddy Troxler & Friends. Brunch, at a cost, will be served by The Finicky Fork.
Gift cards from Sean Magane’s favorite local spots, Hollis Hill Farm, Taste of Vietnam, Mill #3, The Daily Bagel Cafe, and the Finicky Fork Jazz Brunch, will be available as prizes for the trash pick-up contest and raffles.
“Sean loved the natural, pristine state of nature within the trails, and each year with the Legacy Project: Trail Tour & Clean-up we are excited to continue to honor him,” Melissa Magane said.
For more information on the Sean Magane Legacy Project, visit their Facebook page.