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With our 2016 brick fundraiser, you can help turn the Squannacook River Rail Trail from a long-held dream into a reality.

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Squannacook Greenways wins $6,100 grant from the DCR Recreational Trails grant

Squannacook Greenways is pleased to announce that they were awarded a $6,100 grant from the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program in August 2016. This grant will help cover cost associated with engineering and permitting, and includes money for public signs teaching about turtle conservation. The Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program is jointly administered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB), and is one of the premier sources of funding for new trails in Massachusetts.

This grant follows last month's $10,000 Bruce J. Anderson grant, and together these two grants have pushed our capital campaign close to the halfway point. Stay tuned to this website for more updates!

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Riding the Squannacook River Rail Trail Video

Riding the trail video

Watch a 5 minute quicktime video of riding the future Squannacook River Rail Trail.

Thanks also to the Townsend Library, who's free lynda.com access for Townsend residents was key to creating this short video.

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Who is building the Squannacook River Rail Trail?

In a word, you! The Squannacook River Rail Trail is being built by a local non-profit, Squannacook Greenways, with money from grants and donations only. No state or town money is being used for construction. The trail will be maintained by local volunteers

Volunteers will maintain this rail trail.

The next Board of Directors meeting of the non-profit Squannacook Greenways will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Nashua River Watershed Association in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.