Fall cleanup and trail maintenance tomorrow

Don’t forget, we’ll be meeting at Lion’s Park in Salisbury at 9am on Saturday 11/22/2014 to do trail cleanup and maintenance for the fall on the Eastern Marsh Trail and Ghost Trail.

A lot of the leaf blowing has already been done, but we’d still love to see you there. There are always plenty of opportunities to make the trails more beautiful.

Volunteers will meet at Lion’s Park for coffee and coordination at 9am. Groups will go to the Rabbit Road and Bartlett Street entrances of the Ghost Trail and to the Friedenfels Street entrance of the Marsh Trail. Workers will return to Lion’s Park at 11:45 a.m. to finish by noon. Refreshments will include coffee, fruit, water and snacks. Organizers will provide trash bags, but ask that volunteers bring leaf blowers, gloves and rakes.

For questions or more info, please contact Lisa Pearson, Salisbury Director of Planning and Community Development, 978-463-2266, lpearson@salisburyma.gov or Jerry Klima, Coastal Trails, 978-465-5325, jerryklima@hotmail.com

Celebrate the re-opening of the Eastern Marsh trail

Join the Town of Salisbury and partners to celebrate the completion of the Town Creek Restoration and Flood Protection Project.

October 31st, 10-11 at the new tide gate along the rail trail. Parking at ENPRO, 114 Bridge Rd. Salisbury, MA. In case of rain: Salisbury Town Hall, 5 Beach Rd.

Work on one of the two drain culverts placed under the rail trail to provide flood control and drainage to the area.

Work on one of the two drain culverts placed under the rail trail to provide flood control and drainage to the area.

Town of Salisbury Partners Include: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Department of Fish and Game, Mass Division of Ecological Restoration, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Mass Office of Coastal Zone Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Fish and Wildlife Service -Partners for Fish and Wildlife, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Mass Audubon, Conservation Law Foundation, Eight Towns and the Great Marsh, Pare Corporation, Woods Hole Group

Photo Finish at the Slow Bike Race

Well, maybe not exactly a “Photo Finish”, but we thought you’d enjoy these fine photos of the event!
(Click photo to advance) Also, larger format photos are on Google+

Salisbury Adopt-a-Trail

Salisbury has built beautiful rail trails, but help is needed to keep them attractive over the years. You can help the trails by participating in the Salisbury Coastal Trails Adopt-a-Trail program. This will allow you to demonstrate your support of Salisbury’s Coastal Trails to the many local people and visitors who use the trails every day. All of the funds raised will be used to maintain and improve Salisbury’s Coastal Trails.

Further details can be found at http://www.salisburyma.gov/trails/html/AdoptaTrail.html

Amesbury Adopt-a-Trail

The Amesbury Adopt-A-Trail signage makes the trail safer for users and provides funds for trail stewardship.  This trail was the original section of the Coastal Trails Network, and provided inspiration for our neighbor towns of Salisbury, Newburyport and Newbury.

adopt a trail

Your contribution shows your support for these critical activities, and for the overall health of our beautiful Riverwalk Trail to all who use it.  Working with the Amesbury Police Department, the markers provide locational signs in case there are accidents along the trail.  The signs also provide a financial and community supporter opportunity.  Funds raised this way allow our loyal contributors to supplement critical trail maintenance items, working with the Town’s Department of Public Works.

Here are the details:

  1. We have installed mileposts every one-tenth of a mile along the 1.2-mile Powow Trail.
  2. An attractive 5″ by 8″ sign on each milepost shows its exact location on the trail. This will allow Amesbury’s public safety personnel to respond promptly to any emergency.
  3. The signs will also display the name and contact information of a trail sponsor, with the option to add the sponsor’s logo as well.  We will feature these logos on the CTC website.
  4. Sponsors will make annual contributions of $250 per sign.

Please send e-mail to amesburytrails@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.