Annual meeting of the Shoreline Greenway Trail (re-post)

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Bicycling, General, Greenways, River

The Shoreline GReenway Trail will ultimately run from Lighthouse Park in New Haven to Hammonasset State Park in Madison and link with other trails (e.g. Harbor Trail, Farmington Canal and East Coast Greenways).

At the 6:15 p.m. business meeting, which takes place at the Guilford Free Library, Shoreline Greenway Trail members will hear reports from chairman Chip Angle, from trail development chair Jack Wood, and from resident directors of East Haven, Branford, Guilford and Madison, the four towns that the Trail will traverse. Elections of directors will be held.

The public program will begin at 7 p.m. with local environmentalist Judy Preston presenting her excellent slide show, “Nature and Health, How Nature Sustains Us.” Judy will focus on studies that have shown how exposure of children and adults to the outdoors can improve their health and longevity, and offer balance to their “wired” lifestyle. Judy is founder and director of the Tidewater Institute, working collaboratively to protect and manage the Connecticut River estuary region, and is a founder of the Old Saybrook Land Trust. Refreshments will be served.

Dave Fowler of BIKES FOR KIDS of Old Lyme will speak about their efforts to collect used bikes for kids in earthquake devastated Haiti. As champions of bicycling as a healthy activity, Shoreline Greenway Trail is pleased to help their drive.


Between 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Dave will be there at the top of the Guilford Green with his pickup truck to receive donated bikes just prior to the Annual Meeting at the Library, which is on the corner. He needs to know how many bikes. So, if you have a “gently used” bike (not rusted and broken) please sign up by calling 203-453-2271 and leave your name, telephone and message “bike to donate”, OR send same message in an e-mail to with “bike to donate” in title. And thank you!

Anyone who wants to carpool, take the on Shoreline East with bikes aboard or even cycle out there together, contact Paul Hammer at or call 203-927-8467.

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