June 5: Talking trails with Iron Horse Society and Bike-to-the-Sea
- Mystic River Watershed Association
Joint Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m.
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University
Guest Presentation: Iron Horse Preservation Society/Bike to the Sea
Imagine a Massachusetts-wide, off road non-motorized recreational trail network that can be built sustainably, using recycled materials at a fraction of the cost of traditional Department of Transportation Projects that is shovel ready today! Iron Horse Preservation Society is a non-profit rail road salvage and recreational trail development company with a vision to do just that.
At the MyRWA Joint Committee Meeting, Joe Hattrup of Iron Horse Preservation Society Inc. and Clay Larsen of Bike to the Sea Inc. will present an overview of the Iron Horse Approach to low-impact, affordable Rails to Trails development with and a case study of the 2.5-mile Saugus section of the Northern Strand Community Trail scheduled for construction this summer.
Iron Horse currently has close to 30 miles of recreational trail under development in Massachusetts spanning over 16 municipalities with the goal of a more than 150 mile inter connected regional trail system.
This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the cutting edge in sustainable, affordable and low impact recreational trail development.
The Joint Committee Meeting is open to the public; guests are welcome to stay after the presentation for the MyRWA Water Quality, Policy, and Outreach Committee meetings, which follow at 8 p.m.
Next month: The July 10 Joint Committee Meeting will feature a presentation by Ben Scandella, an MIT graduate student who is studying methane in Upper Mystic Lake.