Androscoggin Greenway Walking Assessments Schedule
October 21, 2011
The Androscoggin Land Trust, through its LA Trails program, has secured grant funding from the Environmental Funders Network’s Quality of Place Initiative to expand on the planning for an Androscoggin Greenway, a continuous land and water based trail network through Lewiston and Auburn.
With support from both cities, and the National Park Service, we have leveraged our grant funding to hire Wright-Pierce, an engineering consulting firm, to complete the technical components of this planning. The first phase, now complete, was an inventory of all existing trails, open spaces and public lands along the river corridor from Gulf Island Pond south towards the Maine Turnpike overpass of the Androscoggin.
The next step, for assessing walking and biking routes along the Androscoggin Greenway, is to host walking assessments of a series of loops that serve to connect key neighborhoods or business centers in the heart of the community to the river corridor. This is where we need your help!
We have schedule four of these walking assessments in the downtown area. We urge you to attend at least one, and consider sharing this schedule with colleagues or other individuals or organizations you believe are interested in walking and biking routes that connect our community’s most significant natural resource, the Androscoggin River.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday November 1st – 12 PM to 1:30 PM – Walking Route A
A loop from the Barker Mill on Mill Street in New Auburn, into Little Canada.
Friday November 4th – 12 PM – 1:30 PM – Walking Route B1
A loop beginning at the B Street Community Center to the riverfront at Gas Light Park. Meeting place is in front of the B Street Community Center.
Monday November 7th – 12 PM – 1:30 PM – Walking Route B2
A loop from Central Maine Medical Center to the Mill District/Riverfront Island. Meeting place is on the corner of Middle and Lowell Streets in Lewiston.
Wednesday November 9th – 12 PM – 1:30 PM – Walking Route C
A loop from the Hilton Garden Inn, along the Auburn Riverfront. Meeting place is in back of the Hilton along the river.
Monday November 14th – 12 PM – 1:30 PM – Walking Route D
A loop from the East Auburn Community School on Andrew Dr. Meeting place is at the East Auburn Community School.