Ecumenical Earth Day Rail Trail Clean Up
Saturday April 27th at 9:30 am
Three churches in Townsend center and Squannacook Greenways are co-sponsoring an ecumenical Earth Day clean up of the rail trail on Saturday April 27, 2019.  Please come at 9:30 am to the corner of Depot and Common St (overflow parking behind Memorial Hall off Jefts St.). After an ecumenical opening prayer, we will walk and clean together from there to Harbor Church (1.8 miles). We will follow the Squannacook River Rail Trail, planned for construction this fall. Trash bags and transportation back to the beginning will be provided. Please bring gloves and bug spray. The entire family is welcome! We will be done by about 11, so there will still be plenty of time to attend Earth Day on the Common. Co-sponsored by Townsend Congregational Church, St. John the Evangelist Church, New Beginnings United Methodist Church, and Squannacook Greenways.  Everyone, church member or not, is welcome!

Park at the beginning of the rail trail in Townsend center


Co-sponsored by Townsend Congregational Church, St. John the Evangelist Church, New Beginnings United Methodist Church, and Squannacook Greenways



The clean up will cover 1.8 miles down to Harbor Church, with transportation back to the beginning provided

More volunteer days coming in 2019!
After we complete the permitting process, we will need lots of volunteers! First, we'll need help clearing brush and trees from the rail corridor-a big job! Next, we'll install erosion control barriers to protect the resource areas. We'll use straw-filled tubes known as "wattles" that we'll stake down in designated areas.  So keep an eye out for more events coming before construction begins in November 2019.

Look for more volunteer days in 2019 before planned construction begins in November!





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