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Volunteer days and trail walks coming this fall

Walk the future Squannacook River Rail Trail

Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Townsend, MA

Come and walk along the future Squannacook River Rail Trail as it parallels the beautiful Squannacook River, recently designated as a part of the National Wild & Scenic River System. Learn more here.

 

Map to parking at the corner of Depot and Center Street

This presentation is part of the year-long series of free programs being presented in NRWA watershed communities as part of NRWA’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary (1969 to 2019).

Volunteer days coming!

October 19 (Saturday) - Volunteer day to clear brush.

November 2 (Saturday) - Volunteer day to place wattles

We are going to need lots of volunteers to help prepare the rail trail for the work to begin Nov. 7. So mark your calendars now!

Installing wattles on the rail trail
In memory of Steve Meehan - Sep 14, 2019

We all at Squannacook Greenways were heartbroken at the loss of our long time president and close friend Steve Meehan. Without Steve's intelligence, charm, determination and humor, this rail trail would have faded long ago, instead of rapidly approaching construction. Every time we walk or ride this rail trail for years to come, Steve will be with us in our hearts.

Steve Meehan signing the MBTA lease

Steve Meehan signing the MBTA lease, the culmination of 12 years of work
Squannacook Greenways accepting construction bids- Sep 6, 2019

Squannacook Greenways has released our construction specification and an invitation to bid to general contractors interested in constructing the Squannacook River Rail. These documents contain a wealth of information about the coming rail trail. Bids are due Sep. 30

Map to parking at the corner of Depot and Center Street

Squannacook Greenways is also investigating acting as its own general contractor and subcontracting out the various tasks required. We will ultimately select an approach that buys us the most trail for the money we have raised.

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Who is building the Squannacook River Rail Trail?

In a word, you! The Squannacook River Rail Trail is being built by a local non-profit, Squannacook Greenways, with money from grants and donations only. No town money is being used for construction or maintenance. The trail will be maintained by local volunteers.

Volunteers will maintain this rail trail.

The next Board of Directors meeting of the non-profit Squannacook Greenways will be on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the American Legion in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.