In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF

ARNOLD “PETE” PETERSON

 
Shoreline Greenway Trail is sad to learn of the passing of our friend Pete Peterson on March 28th.
 
Pete was a founder of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, indispensable to the Branford team and a Branford Town representative to the Shoreline Greenway Trail Board of Directors. He was unstinting in
his support of the Trail, building a beautiful donation box that is still used, making a design for improving the Stony Creek Trolley trail iron bridge, and installing tree label markers. He was instrumental in building and maintaining sections of the Shoreline Greenway Trail between Pine Orchard and Birch Road and along
Tilcon Drive.
 
But the most lasting tribute to his work lies in the kiosks, benches, and bridges that Pete both designed and built along the Greenway Trail. The kiosks were all built with the help of Branford Boy Scouts as part of Eagle Scout projects, and his design continues to be consulted to this day; it was recently used in
building the Shoreline Greenway Trail kiosk at the Stony Creek Brewery.
 
So the next time you sit on a bench at the overlook to the Stony Creek marshes or look at the maps and pick up a walk card at one of the Shoreline Greenway Trail kiosks, take a moment to think of
Pete Peterson and be grateful for his work. We all miss him.

BRANFORD TOWN MEETING

 

SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL BRANFORD TEAM PRESENTS ITS

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

SUNDAY, MARCH 26  2:00 P.M.

BLACKSTONE LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

 

TOPICS:

SEE THE PLANS FOR THE TABOR TRAIL TO BE FINISHED THIS FALL

 

FRANK GASPARRO, BRANFORD IN MOTION, 

NEW BRANFORD BIKE/PED COMMITTEE 🚴‍♀️

 

GREENWAY TRAIL NEWS FROM OTHER 

SHORELINE TOWNS 🌿🌿

 

INTERESTED IN BIKING?  WALKING?  🚶JOIN US!

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride – Join Our Team!

Riding for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day ride on April 25, 2016 Chelsea Anderson & her dad, Rick Anderson, Bruce Simonds, Carol Grave, Peter Hawes.

Riding for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day ride on April 25, 2016 Chelsea Anderson & her dad, Rick Anderson, Bruce Simonds, Carol Grave, Peter Hawes.

Shoreline Greenway Trail is forming its team for the 2017 Rock to Rock Earth Day Bicycle Ride, scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in New Haven. Last year, our 21-member team raised nearly $3,625 for the trail.  The event, which attracted 1,135 cyclists, raised more than $165,000 for 28 environmental organizations, including Shoreline Greenway Trail.  The SGT riding team enjoyed a sunny day of pedaling through New Haven-area parks and neighborhoods plus tasty food, great music and camaraderie at the finish line. A fun day for a worthy cause. 

This year, there will again be courses for riders of all kinds and ages: eight-mile (police-escorted family ride), 12 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile to a 62-mile metric century for distance riders.  So, gather your friends and family, join our team and help raise funds for the trail!

Preparing to bike for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in New Haven on April 25. 2016.

Preparing to bike for Shoreline Greenway Trail at the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride in New Haven on April 25. 2016.

Registration is open! Visit RocktoRock.org and sign up as a member of the Shoreline Greenway Trail team; donations from your sponsors will directly benefit the trail. Contact Ginny McParland at ginnymcparland2002@yahoo.com if you’d like more information.

 

Fifth Annual Get the Children Outside walk

   

12-30-16

                              WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!

 

On December 30,  a group of more than twenty, including the Branford Walkers,  joined  leader Leo Cristofar on our annual Get the Children Outside walk which takes place between Christmas and New Year’s.  We had a beautiful, brisk cold day as we parked at Tabor Lutheran Church, trod the temporary Shoreline Greenway Trail section past Chet’s Pond, linked to the Branford Trail, and headed up to Ecology Park. The views were especially awesome on this clear winter day as we looked over Long Island Sound and enjoyed the view of Blackstone Library and the town’s church steeples. 
 
Branford’s next walk is on February 4 , meeting at the Tilcon Parking lot to walk the Stony Creek Trolley Trail.  The walk begins at 10:00 and will one again be led by Leo Cristofar.
 
Thanks,
 
Judy
 

 

                      Let’s Get our Children Outside!

 

On the Tabor Property Trail

On the Tabor Property Trail

On Friday December 30. 2016 at 9:45 a.m. , Shoreline Greenway Trail and the Branford Walkers will team up for a walk through the Tabor Property and up to Ecology Park.  This is a Christmas week walk that gives our children a breath of fresh air and a chance to experience Branford’s beautiful Tabor property and the magnificent view of Long Island Sound at Branford’s Ecology Park! All children and families are invited to join us for this experience!

Annual 'Get the Children Outside' Walk, View from top of Ecology Park

Annual ‘Get the Children Outside’ Walk, View from top of Ecology Park

Meet:  9:45 am in the parking lot of Tabor Lutheran Church, on Tabor Drive, Branford.

Directions:  From the center of Branford, follow route 146 (Montowese Street) south, cross the bridge over the Branford River, and take the first left after the bridge onto Tabor Drive. GPS: 45 Tabor Drive.

Contact: Judy Miller 203-481-3870 or 203-589-8335; Leo Cristofar 203-214-5824

 

 

 

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