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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 $10,000 grant from Bruce J. Anderson Foundation

Squannacook Greenways is pleased to announce that they were awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation in July 2016. This grant will go directly toward the construction of the stone dust Squannacook River Rail Trail. With this $10,000 grant, the capital campaign has now raised more than $57,000, well more than a third of the way to our goal of $150,000.

Informed by intelligence, sensitivity, and the knowledge of many countries and cultures, Bruce J. Anderson was a serious and idealistic young man who cared deeply about the problems he saw around him. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation was established in 1980 by Bruce's brothers and sisters to honor Bruce and support the causes he championed. Squannacook Greenways, with its goal of making life better and more active for all residents, but especially younger ones, is proud to have been choosen to receive this grant.

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The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation.
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, Sep. 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Groton Town Hall in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.