Trails Committee

Trails Committee 
16 Lowell Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
 
Main Numbers Meeting Information

Contact: Kim Honetschlager

Meetings: As needed

Phone: 781-942-6631

Location: Town Hall

Fax: 781-942-9070

Time: As posted

Email: ReadingTrails@ci.reading.ma.us

 
Meeting Agendas Meeting Minutes

Additional Links:

Policy Establishing Trails Committee

Adopt-A-Trail Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Follow us on Facebook

Trail Maps

Ipswich River Greenway

Reading Trails - A Map Tour

Get to Know Your Backyard

Town Forest Committee

Historic House Tour
 

Members:

Name Title
Thomas Gardiner Chair
Will Finch Member
Jean Jacobs Member
Edward Crowley Member
Dave Williams Member
John E. Parsons                           Associate
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities:

5th Annual Walkable Reading Winter Walk

About 45 people enjoyed a sunny January day!

No other activities planned at this time. Check back in the spring!

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Reading Trail Committee is to plan, develop, and maintain present and future trails in the Town of Reading. The goal is for the Town to create and maintain a connected, well coordinated system of trails to serve the residents of the community.  The Committee works closely with the Conservation Commission and the Town Forest Committee on permitting and coordinating projects.  The Committee also works with the Reading Open Land Trust (ROLT) on connecting town-owned land with ROLT properties.
 
The Reading Trails Committee has a sunset clause of June 30, 2018.
 
Recent Projects:
 
During the summer and fall of 2015 the Committee built three short bog bridges in Bare Meadow and raised the treadway on the white-blazed trail. The projects were prompted by springtime standing water on these trails. See the Committee's Facebook page for more photos.
 
Thanks to the volunteers who helped and to DPW who brought in fill for the white trail. All projects were permitted under the town-wide trail permit approved by the Conservation Commission.
 
 
Trail Maintenance and Suggestions:
 
Trail users are encouraged to report trail maintenance issues or suggestions to ReadingTrails@ci.reading.ma.us or on the Committee's Facebook page. Individuals or groups interested in maintaining a specific trail are encouraged to check out the Committee's Adopt-A-Trail program (see link at top of page).
 
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