Welcome to FNTG

Welcome to the Friends of Northampton (MA) Trails and Greenways, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to improving the expanding rail-trail network in Northampton,
Massachusetts.

City-wide trail cleanup on Saturday, April 26th (9:00am-11:00am)

The City-wide trail cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, April 26th (9:00am-11:00am), and we we hope that you can join us to give a spring sprucing up.

Volunteers are welcomed to join any of the groups that will be meeting that morning. Black bags (for garbage) and white bags (for recyclables) will be . . .
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Spring Trail Cleanup: Saturday April 26 from 9:00am-noon

Join with your friends and neighbors for FNTG’s Annual Spring Trail Cleanup. Please contact Bruce Hart (Bhart2000@aol.com) if you would be willing to act as a Team Captain (responsible for supervising volunteers for a short section of the trails) or as a volunteer to work as part of a Team. Let’s get rid of winter . . .
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Ways to help build the trails

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, . . .
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Come join the trail cleanup on Saturday, April 14th

Come join us and enjoy Spring, community, and the satisfaction of doing good for the environment and our city. The annual rail-trail clean-up is an enjoyable way to contribute a few hours of your time.

When: April 14th (Rain Date: April 15), 9:00am to noon

Meet at any of the following locations to pick . . .
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discussion of maintenance issues on the trail

You are invited to join us to brainstorm how to help keep the trails beautiful and accessible for everyone. The first-ever meeting of the ad-hoc Volunteer Trail Maintenance group is on: Wednesday, October 26th at 7 pm at Trailside Realty, 14 Strong Avenue, Northampton.

At this meeting we’ll plan the dates for the fifth annual . . .
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Love Your Mother. Clean Up the Bike Path.

Come join us on Saturday, April 30th from 9:30am-noon for a City-wide trail cleanup. . . .
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Springtime on the trails

Forget the April Fools Day snow outside – I know it is spring because activity is warming up along our our community rail-trails!

1) FNTG is seeking nominations for its fourth annual “Trail Neighbor Award”. The Trail Neighbor Award recognizes individuals or groups for outstanding care or development of our community’s local trails. This is . . .
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Northampton Snow Squad

Alex Jarrett wrote:

I wanted to let you all know about a new project of mine, the Northampton Snow Squad:

http://www.snowsquad.org

“The Snow Squad is a network of volunteers who keep key pedestrian and bicycle ways clear of snow and ice. We also advocate for the city to keep these ways clear, and to . . .
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