Trail Maintenance Manager

Calling all volunteers! 

Do you enjoy outdoor work?  Are you looking forward to the completion of Branford’s  Tabor trail section?  

When the Tabor trail  is completed and added to our existing sections, the Branford Shoreline Greenway Trail  team will really need a Trail Maintenance Manager. The trails need to have their surface kept free of debris and their sides trimmed of weeds.  

The job entails keeping an eye on the trail sections to determine what work needs to be done, creating a maintenance schedule,  and organizing volunteer work parties to do it. 

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

SGT to Hold Annual Meeting May 5 in Branford

Hiking to Branford's Ecology Park from a soon-to-be-completed section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail

Hiking to Branford’s Ecology Park from a soon-to-be-completed section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail

Shoreline Greenway Trail will hold its 2017 annual meeting on Friday, May 5, at the Tabor Lutheran Church in Branford. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a walk on the Tabor property, site of an SGT section that is expected to be fully surfaced and open by the end of the year. A brief meeting will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation by New Haven City Engineer Giovanni Zinn. All events are open to the public; refreshments will be served.

 Zinn will discuss the successful effort to make New Haven a Bicycle-Friendly Community (it currently has Bronze-level certification) along with the benefits and possibilities inherent in connecting the Shoreline Greenway Trail with New Haven’s network of bike routes, the Farmington Canal Greenway and the East Coast Greenway. Working in partnership with Zinn and the city, SGT plans to extend its trail into the heart of New Haven. The trail had previously been planned to end at Lighthouse Point Park.

giovanni zinn

New Haven City Engineer Giovanni Zinn

Zinn has been New Haven’s city engineer since 2014 and has led or participated in many projects focused on sustainable and livable infrastructure. He has encouraged alternative transportation (including walking and cycling), adopted green infrastructure and worked to reduce the city’s carbon footprint through aggressive energy reduction.

Tabor Lutheran Church is located at 45 Tabor Drive, just south of Branford center off Route 146/South Montowese Street. For more information, contact info@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.

SGT Holds Public Meeting in Branford

Shoreline Greenway Trail held a public meeting in Branford on March 26 to update the community on plans for the town’s newest trail section and introduce the leader of a nascent bicycle-and-pedestrian advocacy group. About 20 people attended the event, held at Branford’s Blackstone Library, with many offering support and suggesting ways to make the town more bike-friendly.

SGT's Jack Wood displays maps of the new Tabor section of trail (Branford Eagle photo).

SGT’s Jack Wood displays maps of the Tabor section of trail, scheduled to open in the fall (Branford Eagle photo).

SGT Chair Judy Miller provided an overview of the Shoreline Greenway Trail project, noting benefits to walkers, cyclists, the community and region. “Biking brings economic vitality into the centers of towns,” she noted.

Miller updated the audience on the nearly ¾-mile-long Tabor section, while SGT’s Jack Wood showed maps and engineering plans for that section, which is scheduled to open in the fall and provide a 1½-mile link connecting downtown Branford with Pine Orchard and Stony Creek.

Frank Gasparro, a Branford newcomer, described Branford in Motion, which will advocate for safe walking and cycling and explore ways to increase biking opportunities in town. The group’s initial work includes assessing the interest in bike lanes and the installation of more bike racks and stands throughout town.

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 🌿🌿

 

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