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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 provide. Please bring gloves. Other equipment (rakes, carts, etc.) may be helpful. For more information please contact Bruce at 320-2841 or John at 586-6500.

Kudos to Bruce Hart, John Power, and Mary Jo Stanley for their efforts to organize this, along with the Northampton DPW and Pedal People for their support. Details information about trail segments to be worked on, contact person, and meetup location can be found below.

LEEDS:
Grove Ave to Florence St (Lianna Hart) meet at Florence St at rail trail (RT)
Florence St to end of trail spur (Lianna Hart) meet at Florence St at RT
(along Rt. 9 by Look Park)

FLORENCE:
Bridge Rd to Bardwell St (Ali Usman and Zara) meet at Bardwell St at RT
Bardwell St to Chestnut St (Suzanne Love) meet at Bardwell St at RT
Chestnut St to Hatfield St (John Gaustad) meet at Chestnut St at RT

NORTHAMPTON:
Hatfield St to Jackson St (Carol Varsano) meet at Hatfield St at RT
Jackson St to King St (George Kohout) meet at King St at RT
King St to Main St (John Power) meet at Fitzwilly’s parking lot/ramp to RT (intersection of Merrick La/Bridge Rd)
Main St to Round House (John Power) meet at Fitzwilly’s parking lot/ramp to RT (intersection of Merrick La/Bridge Rd)
Round House/parking lot to Grove St (Sean Kinlin) meet at Earle/Grove St at RT
Grove St to Rt. 10 South (Sean Kinlin) meet at Earle/Grove St at RT (by overpass bridge)
Woodmont Rd to Industrial Dr (Paige Bridgens) meet at Bates St at RT
Industrial Dr to Damon Rd (Paige Bridgens) meet at Bates St at RT

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

  • Brian Vierstra

    Is there a place were people sign up in advance for sections of the 2014 April 26 9:00am-11:00am City-wide trail cleanup that they are interested in assisting with?

    What items to bring are recommended or needed?

    What will already be provided for Grove St to Rt. 10 South? (Sean Kinlin) meet at Earle/Grove St at RT (by overpass bridge)

    Don’t want to guarantee I can help but I’m only planning to skip if I have a request to work with a client that day and that request is unlikely. Will bring work gloves, naturally but could also bring some basic outdoor maintenance tools: saw, lopping sheers, ladder, rake, pitchfork, broom etc. Just don’t know what’s usually required or already covered. I know the usage could put wear on my tools and even put them out of action for good, but I suppose I can risk that. Labor I have plenty of time for and plenty to give, but I don’t want to have to invest in other consumables, like trash bags.

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