Volunteer Needed!

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Wanted: Volunteer to Captain 2018 SGT Rock to Rock                                         Earth Day Bike Ride Team 

 

As Captain you will:

  • Coordinate SGT’s 4th year participating in New Haven’s Earth Day Rock to Rock Bicycle Ride on April 28, 2018.  Rock to Rock is a fun ride and a fundraiser which will benefit all of SGT towns 
  • Represent SGT at monthly meetings with local participating environmental organizations prior to event
  • Manage communications to recruit and organize team members.

For for ride details, check out the Rock to Rock website :  http://rocktorock.donordrive. com

Interested, feel free to contact Kristen D’Souza at kristen.dsouza@gmail.com or call 203-623-0781

Branford’s Tabor Trail Construction Begins!

Tabor property constructionOn October 16,  Butler Construction of Portland, CT  officially began work on Branford’s Tabor Trail.  This trail link between Tabor Drive and Pine Orchard Road is a project of the Town of Branford, using federal funds awarded to build the Shoreline Greenway Trail that are administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  
 
Shoreline Greenway Trail is excited to have this sign of progress, a trail that will go along beautiful Chet’s Pond and will be handicapped accessible.  It is a great step in the goal to provide a bicycle/pedestrian link between the Branford Town Center with the village of Stony Creek.  We expect the project to be completed by early spring.  Look for our announcement of the opening ceremony!
 
Another sign of progress toward this goal is the recent Branford Transit Oriented Development report, which includes recommendation for a multi-use path linking the James Blackstone Library with Meadow Street and a possible Shoreline Greenway Trail path and boardwalk along the Branford River. This path will also link to the Stony Creek Brewery, which has generously allowed a Shoreline Greenway Trail trailhead to be built on their property. (see http://www.branfordseven.com/document-pdf-of-transit-oriented-development-study/article_f2c48ba0-a38a-11e7-b657-a3eca88ebc2a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share for further information on this study)
 
Great things are happening in Branford!  Shoreline Greenway Trail thanks the Town of Branford and all of our contributors and volunteers in Branford for their support. 

Trail Maintenance Manager

Calling all volunteers! 

Do you enjoy outdoor work? The ¾-mile Tabor section of Shoreline Greenway Trail in Branford is being cleared and should be completed (though not fully surfaced) by the end of this year. When it’s done, people will be able to walk, run, bike and otherwise enjoy nearly four miles of mostly off-road trail between downtown Branford and Stony Creek—and we’ll need a Trail Maintenance Manager. Because the trails need to have their surface kept debris-free and their sides trimmed of weeds, we need someone who can keep an eye on the Branford sections to determine what work needs to be done, create a maintenance schedule and organize volunteer work parties. 

Interested? Call or text Judy Miller at 203-589-8335 or email j.miller@snet.net.

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.