Third Annual ‘Get the Children Outside’ Winter Walk

Enjoying brisk winter air

 On Saturday December 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. all children and families are invited to join us for our Third Annual

‘Get the Children Outside’ Winter Wonderland Walk.

This is a Christmas week walk that gives our children a breath of fresh air and a chance to experience what our trails offer in the Winter.

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REMEMBERING ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL MEMBERS

Art Johnson
The Branford SGT team is saddened by the loss of founding member and dear friend, Art Johnson.  Art was a regular at our monthly meetings, and we miss his colorful language and humorous anecdotes about his youth in Branford.  He frequently joined us on our First Saturday walks as well as on the Friday morning walks with the Branford Walkers.  Art would be trudging along at his own pace and often surprised the group by coming to the end of the walk ahead of us by following his own path.

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Surprise Work-Party Recruits

Kevin Desiderioscioli, Quint Caruthers, Josh Sansone,

Kevin Desiderioscioli, Quint Caruthers, and Josh Sansone,

Saturday October 25 was a beautiful fall day, perfect for doing anything outside!  Branford’s Trail Maintenance work party (Chet Blomquist, Tony Corso, Leo Cristofer, Jack Wood, and Steve Zaehringer and myself) were just getting started clearing the new Tabor Property trail heading toward Chet’s Pond.  Along came three young gentlemen meandering down the street enjoying their day.  They asked me what we were doing and I told them we were clearing the trail for the Shoreline Greenway Trail.  On a lark, I asked them if they would like to join us.  To my surprise they said ‘yes, we would love to!’  Not wasting any time, we put them to work.  All three, Josh Sansone, Quint Caruthers, Kevin Desiderioscioli  were delightful and very hard workers.  Josh offered to go home and get some additional tools, returning with hedge clippers and a weed whacker, and even water bottles for us all- how thoughtful!   We enjoyed working with all three of these boys and hope to see them again on the trail!  Thank you Josh!  Thank you Quint!  Thank you Kevin! - Jo Zaehringer, SGT board member

Volunteer with Shoreline Greenway Trail!  Click here for more info.

 

 

Town of Branford Approves Funding for New Trail Section

Chet's Pond located on the Tabor Property in Branford

Chet’s Pond located on the Tabor Property in Branford

On October 14th, the Branford Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a proposal by Town Engineer Janice Plaziak to apply funds from a federal grant to the design and construction of 1 mile of new trail in Branford.

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Branford team members Jack Wood, Peg Stamp, Dave Stamp, and Leo Cristofar are shown listening as Branford Co-Chair Chet Blomquist describes the Tabor section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail to the Board of Selectmen.

The trail will extend from Pine Orchard Road to Meadow Street, passing through the town-owned Tabor property.  Shoreline Greenway Trail already has a temporary trail on this property that runs along Chet’s Pond and exits at Tabor Drive.

This scenic trail section will offer safe off-road biking to families, pedestrian access for joggers and walkers, and handicapped access as well.  It will be a great addition to the recreational facilities of the Town of Branford, adding to the attraction of nearby Ecology Park, which was recently officially opened. When finished, the trail section (known as Branford section B3 of the Shoreline Greenway Trail) will form an important step towards our goal to provide Branford residents an off-road bicycle/pedestrian trail between the town center, the railroad station and the Stony Creek section of town.

Our thanks to the Town Engineer and the Board of Selectmen for their support.
Read more in the Branford Eagle article.

Walkers explore the Tabor Property

Walkers explore the Tabor Property