Thanks for Help Building Trails, 2002-10-03

Many students will now have an easier and more direct route to the Diamond Middle School" and to Harrington Elementary School thanks to the very hard work of 59 volunteers who performed a total of 560 man hours of rugged labor.

On September 7, 14, and 21, students, parents, neighbors, friends, members of the Citizens for Lexington Conservation (CLC), the New England Mountain Bike Association, Lexington Boy Scout Troop 160, and the AmeriCorps relocated trails and constructed a bridge and two boardwalks on conservation land abutting these schools.

Thanks to Jeanne Krieger, Lexington 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 from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for materials. Thanks to Jennifer Howard of DEM for help doing the grant paperwork and to 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

Written for a letter to the editor printed in the Lexington Minuteman, Thursday October 3, 2002. Augmented with links by Harvey Bingham. See Bicycling in Lexington.