We are very excited about the developments on the Leeds Rail Trail and the potential of purchasing an easement to allow a connection to South Main Street in Haydenville (near Leeds and the Northampton Town Line). The City of Northampton and the Office of Sustainability and Planning has made great strides in the past few . . .
→Read More:Fundraising to purchase a critical easement
The Williamsburg Mill River Greenway Committee is preparing a report on the feasibility of a multipurpose pathway between Haydenville and Williamsburg centers roughly following the course of the Mill River. They have scheduled a community forum to seek input.
Would you like to see our village centers more connected? Last time we asked,we heard . . .
→Read More:Connecting Haydenville and Williamsburg
I’m writing to encourage you to consider helping the local trails in some capacity over the coming months. We founded the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways in 2006 to support the growing trail network,and partner with like-minded organizations (City of Northampton,Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail,MassBike,Help Yourself,Broad Brook Coalition, . . .
→Read More:Ways to help build the trails
Mark Carmien (Coordinator of the Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area) writes:
Dear Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area,
The annual planning meeting for the Friends of MHCA will be held on Tuesday,March 5,from 6:30-8pm in the Community Room at the Lilly Library in Florence.
Please save the date and . . .
→Read More:save the date:Planning meeting for the Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area
Since 2006,the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways has raised and distributed more than $20,000 to help support City of Northampton efforts to design,build and improve rail trails in our community. These donations have been instrumental in leveraging over $15 million dollars and 11 miles of rail trails by providing fund seed money . . .
→Read More:Please support our annual holiday appeal to raise funds for new trails and greenways
The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is participating in the biggest giving event of the year. Please consider contributing to FNTG as part of Valley Gives on Wednesday,December 12,2012. We are a small member based 501©(3) non-profit that works to support the local network. We have no paid staff. Since our founding in . . .
→Read More:Please consider donating to the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways on 12/12/12 as part of Valley Gives
I’m very pleased to report that the City of Northampton,Northampton Business Improvement District,and Smith College have agreed to collaborate to clear snow from the new section of the Northampton Rail Trail. The following press release provides the details. Kudos to the Mayor,the Business Improvement District,Smith College and Hilary Caws-Elwitt and others . . .
→Read More:Plowing of an additional part of the Northampton Rail Trail
There’s great news from Southampton,where voters yesterday overwhelming approved purchase of 4 miles of trail between Easthampton and Westfield. More info can be found here.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it,the Sam Ostroff designed and built artwork on the rail trail bridge crossing Main Street in Northampton is installed and it looks wonderful.
Kudos to the Northampton High School Key Club,who have scheduled a cleanup on the Rail Trail Sunday,October 21st from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Volunteers are encouraged to join them,gathering at Stop and Shop on King Street and beginning with that section of the trail. Participants are encouraged to wear gardening or other protective gloves. . . .
→Read More:NHS Key Club rail trail cleanup on Sunday,October 21st