Town of Groton
Meeting Notice

Town Clerk
173 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1100

Trails Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 18 2023 at 7:00 PM
Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main Street Groton, MA

This meeting was posted Thursday, April 13 2023 at 12:19 PM


Groton Trails Committee

Meeting Agenda

18 April 2023, 7:00 p.m.

The Groton Center – 163 W. Main St., W. Groton

Conference Room 102


Chair:  Paul Funch

Vice Chair:  Wanfang Murray

Clerk:  Heidi Charlebois

7:00     Call to Order

7:00     Approval of 21 March Minutes

7:05     Meeting location for remainder of 2023; hybrid vs. in-person only

7:10     Reports

  1. (7:10) Member changes - resignations (Burnett, Devereaux); applicants (Paananen, Walsh); recommendation to Town Manager; invitation(s) to May meeting
  2. (7:15) Trail Projects
    1. Nashua Riverwalk– Status Update (CFNCM grant; emails to legislators; letter of support from DEI Committee; signage design efforts)
    2. Eagle Scout Projects – Matt Valenta (Groton Woods bog bridges)
  • Trail Clearing
  1. (7:45) Subcommittee Report - 25th Anniversary Planning
  2. (7:50) Squannacook River Runners donation to Gift Fund
  3. (7:55) Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures events
  4. (8:00) Website and Interactive Map

8:10     Discussion

  1. (8:10) Review draft of “Orientation for New Trails Committee Member”
    1. 2023 GCT Volunteer Form
    2. Parcel listing and stewardship updates
    3. Nashua Riverfest – June 11
    4. Grotonfest – September 30; non-profit fee
    5. Attention to Town Boards/Committees/Commissions issues (Planning Board, Conservation Commission*, Stewardship Committee*, Complete Streets Committee*, Sustainability Committee, Park Commission, Town Forest Committee*, Greenway Committee, Williams Barn Committee, Destination Groton Committee, Groton Conservation Trust Stewardship Committee*, Friends of Nashua River Rail Trail, Squannacook Greenways)

9:00     Adjournment

The listing of topics that the Chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the meeting is not intended as a guarantee of the topics that will have been discussed. Not all topics listed may in fact be discussed, and other topics not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.