Northampton, check. Easthampton, check. Ummmm…ah,Westfield, check. Southwick, check.
Hang on, something’s missing. Southampton. Southampton is the missing link in the New Haven & Northampton Canal Rail Trail. But the Southampton Greenway Committee is working to connect Southampton to the trail system along the Massachusetts section and close that gap. Best of all, they’re having a kick-start meeting this Thursday, August 2, and you can join them.
Hi all,The Southampton Greenway has reached an important juncture: On July 12th we submitted an application for a Massachusetts LAND grant, which when combined with CPA funds would enable us to purchase the rail corridor from Coleman to Valley Roads.But we are not out of the woods yet. We still have some major hurdles to cross and our first comes on September 18th, when the Town will vote at a Special Town Meeting on an article authorizing the purchase of the corridor (contingent of course on a successful LAND grant application).To help ensure success at Town Meeting and beyond, we believe it’s imperative to “jump-start” the Friends of the Southampton Greenway. We hope you will join us at an organizational meeting on Thursday August 2, at 7pm in the Edwards Public Library Community Room.In the mean while, please feel free to call or email us with any questions.Thank you for your interest support for this important project,Karen AdamskiMichael BuehlerOutreach Working Group,Southampton Greenway CommitteeEmail: southamptongreenway (AT) yahoogroups.com
This Southampton Group is putting in major work. If you live in Southampton or know someone who does, I encourage you to contact the group, get involved and help move this project along.