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Final 2019 Volunteer Day - Sat Nov 2 - 9am

You can help build the Squannacook River Rail Trail

Volunteer on Saturday Nov 2nd 9 am - 1 pm - park behind Memorial Hall in Townsend

Help up starting building the Squannacook River Rail Trail by installing straw wattles in the areas of the rail trail near wetlands. Please bring work gloves and a hammer for putting in wooden stakes. If you can bring a wheelbarrow, that would be helpful for carrying the wattles to where they will be installed. We have over 4000 feet of wattles to install, so we really need your help! Meet at 9 am at the town parking lot on Jefts St behind Memorial Hall in Townsend, MA. This is our last work day in 2019.

Meet at 9 am at the town parking lot on Jefts St behind Memorial Hall in Townsend, MA on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019. We will finish by 1 pm. Rail date Sunday Nov. 3 from 9 am to 1 pm. Learn more here.

 

Map to parking at the corner of Depot and Center Street

Please bring work gloves, a hammer, and a wheel barrow if you have one.

Map to parking at the corner of Depot and Center Street

Thanks to all our hard-working Oct 19th volunteers!
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. And check out our page of pictures of Steve that also lists those who donated to our cause in his memory.

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, Nov. 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the American Legion in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.