This Saturday will be a busy one for trail & greenway fans around the state.
At 8:30 the Shelton Trails Committee will be hosting a Work Party on the Boehm Pond Trail opposite 98 Farmill Street. Mostly clearing brush and removing leaves on a neat little neighborhood trail. If you haven't explored this open space on the West side of town then Saturday is your opportunity.
And if you don't give a hoot about trail work parties then maybe the Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetland Commissions is more your cup of tea. CACIWC will be holding their annual meeting in Wallingford on Saturday & one of the workshop speakers will be our own Teresa Gallagher. Teresa will be talking about the State's greenway program and how the Shelton Lakes Greenway is a case study. Shelton has had one of the most aggressive Greenway programs in the state recently & it's nice when our efforts are used as an example for the rest of the state.
Also the Connecticut Bike & Walk Summit will be held Saturday in New Britain at Central Conn. State University. The summit will feature talks and information about rails-to-trails, greenway planning, and safe street programs from around the state. The summit will discuss how better networks of safe streets and trails can improve the quality of life in Connecticut's communities and why it will be more important in the coming years. This is reflected in a number of local efforts like the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path, The Riverwalk, the Huntington Center & Ripton Road sidewalk improvements, the Sunnyside Safe-Routes-to-School program and other local projects.
So, there is a lot going on Saturday, in Shelton and around the state, to improve our communities with better trails, greenways, and safer streets. If you can, plan to come out and join us for our trail work party on Farmill Street.
And be on the lookout for information about the upcoming Birchbank Hike - it should be fun.