Squannacook Greenways wins 27K MassTrails grant
Squannacook Greenways is proud to announce that they were awarded a MassTrails grant on June 26, 2019 for $27,780. With this grant, the capital campaign is now beyond $162,000, surpassing its goal of $150,000. These funds should allow Squannacook Greenways to build the 3.7 mile Squannacook River Rail Trail in Townsend and Groton. 

Squannacook Greenways board members Joan Wotkowicz and Peter Cunningham accepting the grant from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

Squannacook Greenways wishes to thank the many organizations, business, and individuals in our area that have been critical to the success of this capital campaign!  This has truly been a community effort, and we are so grateful for the  generosity so many have shown to make this rail trail possible.

More volunteer days coming in 2019!
As we approach trail construction, 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.

Thanks to the twenty volunteers who helped clean up the rail trail on Earth Day.

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