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.

E-mail us: fntg@fntg.net

FNTG Spring Meeting

FNTG Spring Meeting Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Doors open 6:30. A short business meeting begins promptly at 7:00, to be followed by a Special Recognition Award, short talks by Pete Sutton, Bike/Ped Coordinator, Mass DOT Sean Condon, President, . . .
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New FNTG Officers and Upcoming Members’ Meeting

NEW YEAR 2016 IS HERE! and the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is pleased to announce that George Kohout and Craig Della Penna have been elected as Co-Presidents for the term January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017. The other officers remain as before: Sean Kinlin, Vice-President John Gaustad, Secretary Mary Jo Stanley, Treasurer

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Planning meeting: all welcomed

We’ll be hosting a planning meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30pm. We’d encourage you to join us as we plan for the spring and beyond. Tentative agenda items include reprinting our map and brochure, establishing an advisory committee, organizing a spring trail cleanup, approving the transfer of funds from the holiday appeal, working to . . .
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planning meeting for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways

The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways will be having a planning meeting on Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00-8:30pm at the office of Craig Della Penna (Murphy’s Realty) at 7 Main Street in Florence. All are welcomed to partake of some food and drink, hear updates about what’s planned for the trails, and determine what . . .
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Planning meeting: what’s next for the trails?

There will be a Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways planning meeting on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00pm at Murphy’s Realty at 7 Main Street in Florence. Kudos to Craig Della Penna for offering to host. Please join us to hear updates on the developments of the trails in the area as well as plan . . .
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come join us for a planning meeting (Wed 4/25)

Please come join us on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00pm for a planning committee (and newsletter mailing party!) for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. We’ll have updates on projects and plans for the future (including trail expansion updates, info on the Photo and Video contest, and upcoming tours), as well as some refreshments . . .
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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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Annual business meeting set for Tuesday, July 19th

The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways Annual Business Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00pm at the Pedal to Properties office (14 Strong Avenue, Northampton). Agenda items include officer elections, updates on the printing of the map and brochure, as well as brainstorming of events for the fall and next . . .
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Future of the trails talk on Monday, April 25th

Come join us for Wayne Feiden’s talk on April 25th entitled “the Future of Northampton trails and greenways”. . . .
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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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