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Overview of Wellesley Trails Committee and related trail network / projects (best viewed in "slideshow" mode, in order to view overlaying Animations on several slides)

Overview of Wellesley Trails Committee and related trail network / projects (best viewed in "slideshow" mode, in order to view overlaying Animations on several slides)

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    Wellesley trails system rovick april 2010 Wellesley trails system rovick april 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Wellesley Trails System Peter Rovick Member – Wellesley Trails Committee www.wellesleytrails.org
    • 14 Trails Spanning > 25 miles http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_Trails/gistrailmap.pdf
    • Mission & History
      • Mission:
        • Develop, promote and maintain the town's trails network
      • History:
        • Formed in 1993 as an official committee of the NRC, and planning and feasibility studies were initiated
        • NRC formed the Bike Trails and Walkways Study Committee in 1992, under the chairmanship of John G. Schuler
          • Studies to connect neighborhoods and schools with safe walking and bike trails
      • Key Dates:
        • 1999: First trail signs designed & installed
        • 2000: Color-coded maps completed, map houses installed
        • 2003: www.wellesleytrails.org comes online
        • 2008: Conversion of all our trail maps to GIS was completed (In cooperation with the Town NIS GIS analysts)
        • 2009: The Charles River Link was dedicated, a 16-mile, 6-town regional trail connecting Newton through Wellesley to the Bay Circuit Trail in Medfield.
      http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_Trails/about
    • About Us
      • Members:
        • 11 volunteers, including one liaison from the NRC (Natural Resources Commission)
        • Volunteer subset of the NRC
      • What We Do:
        • Develop, maintain, & enhance trails
        • Consider safety, address parking & access, mark new trails, maintain map houses
        • Lead seasonal walks (4 each every Spring & Fall)
      http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_Trails/about
    • In Conjunction With….
      • Wellesley NCR – Natural Resources Commission
      • Wellesley DPW – Dept. of Public Works
      • Massachusetts DCR – Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
      • CRWA: Charles River Watershed Association
      • Other Local Trails Committees (e.g. Natick & Weston)
      • Wellesley Conservation Council
    • The Guernsey Sanctuary
      • Loop Trail to Sabrina Lake
      • Once part of William Baker’s 1871 amusement park
    • Boulder Brook
    • Carisbrooke ReservationTrail
    • Charles River Link
      • A 16-mile trail
      • First proposed in Fall 2002 by the Wellesley Trails Committee to the Bay Circuit Alliance
      • Goal: linking downtown Boston with the Bay Circuit Trail in Medfield
      • Trail dedicated on 06JUN09
      • www.charlesriverlink.org
    • Guided Trail Walks Discover a new trail!
      • Four walks every Spring and Fall
      • Town history, flora & fauna, geological features
      • Spring 2009 Walks: Saturdays at 9 am
      • May 1: Beard Trail
      • May 15: Centennial Reservation Trail
      • May 22: Crosstown Trail
      • June 5: Boulder Brook Reservation Trail
    • More Than Walking Trails…
      • Biking (no motorized vehicles)
      • Running/Jogging
      • Cross-country skiing
      • Dogs welcome!
        • Must have leash
        • Please pick up after your dog
      www.greatruns.net
    • Nature in Your Backyard