Squannacook Greenways awarded $10,000 grant for rail trail

Nashoba Publishing
POSTED: 07/12/2016 05:42:29 PM EDT

TOWNSEND -- Squannacook Greenways has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation. 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. The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation.

The Squannacook River Rail Trail is being built by a non-profit, and the total construction budget of $150,000 includes no town or state money - grants and fundraising alone are being used to build this trail. If you would like to help, the buy a brick fundraiser is running from now until the end of the year. You can also help by participating in one of the volunteer days and trail walks coming this fall, as Squannacook Greenways works to make the rail bed a nice walking path in preparation for stone dust rail trail construction.

For more details, see the web page at www.sqgw.org