Teams of volunteers went to work Thursday at the former Acushnet Sawmill site, near the New Bedford-Acushnet line. 

The 20 acre site has been acquired by the Coalition For Buzzards Bay, which hopes to create passive recreation space there, complete with natural trails, canoe launching sites, and a herring run. 

Janice Menard of New Bedford was hard at work at the site, trimming shrubs and trees.  She has high hopes for the sawmill site.....

The Coalition will be holding similar clean up days in the future.  You can check out their website, savebuzzardsbay.org, to learn more.