What is it that creates a sensitivity and commitment to the natural world? Betty Vigneron might say that it is the chance to wander and wonder and learn as a child.
GBLC has been approved for a $115,000 grant towards construction of the new Riverfront Trail by the Community Preservation Committee. Final approval will be before the town's voters in May, 2018.
The new 1.25 mile-long trail will run between Bridge Street and Brookside Road and will accessible to all for passive recreation, such as walking and snowshoeing. Visitors will be able to see parts of the Housatonic River that have been hidden from view for many years.
GB Trails Partners work together to improve and maintain trails in Great Barrington. Last week, a small group of us met to complete the CHP Kiosk . Our workers included Mariah Auman & Mike Leavitt (BNRC), Adam Morris (MA DCR), Me (GBLC), Will Conklin (Greenagers), Bill Wellspeak and Walter (CHP).
This Press Release was provided by the Town.
(GBLC, through its Lake Mansfield Alliance project has worked to provide stewardship for LM since 2005, this includes serving on the Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force)
All it took was over 119 Volunteer Hours, plus 14 ENERGETIC GREENAGERS, 3 Crew Leaders and one Director, wood harvested at Lake Mansfield and donated by the town of GB. And the funding support of Great Barrington Land Conservancy with grants from Ma Recreational Trail Program, The Fields Pond Foundation, Housatonic Heritage and the Berkshire Environmental Education of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. WE ACCOMPLISHED ALL WE HOPED TO AND MORE!
Thank you to all who made this possible.