With the formal acceptance of the Rail Trail Agreement by the City and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation last summer, the Mascoma River Greenway Coalition has been given the green light to continue development that will extend the current pedestrian/bicycle path from Lebanon to West Lebanon.
Once completed, the Mascoma River Greenway will be a four-mile pathway along the former Boston & Maine Railroad corridor that will connect Lebanon and West Lebanon residents to schools, neighborhoods, recreation, work, shopping, a medical center, transit stops and cultural activities. The MRG will eventually run from the current terminus of the Northern Rail Trail at Spencer Street in Lebanon to 12-A and Seminary Hill in West Lebanon.
“Frankly, we can use a lot of extra help,” Coats said. “I’m sure there are people who would want to be part of this project, so they could tell their children and grandchildren that they helped with the construction of the path which they all use and enjoy.” Volunteer work may include everything from helping to publicize the project and solicit donations to clearing brush from the path.
If you are interested in either making a monetary donation, or if you or your business is interested in creating a volunteer work crew for the project, contact Coats at 603-448-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Coalition’s Citizen Chairman, Frank Gould, at 603-448-1660.