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July 3, 2017: Squannacook Greenways wins $10,000 grant from Bruce J. Anderson Foundation for second year in a row

Squannacook Greenways is pleased to announce that they were again awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation in July 2017. With this grant our captial campaign has exceeded $117,000, nearly 4/5 of the way to our goal of $150,000. With this amount in the capital campaign, Squannacook Greenways will start contacting potential contractors as soon as permitting is complete. This is the second $10,000 grant we have received from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, and we deeply appreciate the important role this group has played in bringing us to the construction phase.

Informed by intelligence, sensitivity, and the knowledge of many countries and cultures, Bruce J. Anderson was a serious and idealistic young man who cared deeply about the problems he saw around him. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation was established in 1980 by Bruce's brothers and sisters to honor Bruce and support the causes he championed. Squannacook Greenways, with its goal of making life better and more active for all residents, but especially younger ones, is proud to have been chosen to receive this grant.

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The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation.
Use Amazon? Here's how to help pay for the rail trail without it costing you anything

Riding the trail video

If you use Amazon, please watch this 1 minute quicktime video of how to use smile.amazon.com to help pay for building the Squannacook River Rail without it costing you anything.

Thanks also to the Townsend Library, who's free lynda.com access for Townsend residents was key to creating this video.

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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, Jun. 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Groton Legion Hall in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.