Building Trails to Schools in Lexington Massachusetts 2002-10-07

Many students will now have an easier and more direct route to the Diamond Middle and Harrington Schools thanks to the very hard work of 59 volunteers who put a total of 560 man hours of rugged labor. On September 7, 14, and 21, students, parents, neighbors, friends, members of Citizens for Lexington Conservation (CLC), the New England Mountain Bike Association, Boy Scouts and the AmeriCorps relocated trails and constructed a bridge and two boardwalks on conservation land abutting these schools. Thanks to Jeanne Krieger, Board of Selectmen, Robin DiGiammarino, School Committee, Eileen Entin, CLC, and Karen Mullins, Conservation Commission, for their letters of support enabling us to receive a $4,900 Greenways Grant for materials. Also thanks to Jennifer Howard of DEM for help doing the grant paperwork and David Kaufman of the Lexington Stewards for input on trail alignment. Special thanks to my fellow members of the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee (LBAC), chief engineer Mike Tabaczynski, Stew Kennedy, Jerry Van Hook, John Frey, Harvey Bingham, Jim Wichmann, Erna Greene, Sara Iverson, and Sandra Shaw for taking the initiative and seeing the project through to completion.

Sincerely, Marita Hartshorn, member LBAC

Letter to the Editor, Lexington Minuteman, published 2002-10-07