|Saturday, Apr. 6th,
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stanley Reservation Work Party: Cutting of invasive plants: Oriental Bittersweet
and Honeysuckle. Park on Spring Grove Road near the cemetery side entrance. For questions, please contact David Dargie at 978
|Saturday, Apr. 27th, 2013
|Shawsheen River Greenway Dedication
||Hike/Dedication: Please join us for the dedication of the first section of the Andover Greenway. Over the past two years volunteers have been working long hours and using heavy labor to improve both the Vale Reservation and the Shawsheen River Reservation. Four major groups contributed over 1000 hours and have accomplished great things in order to make this section of the river truly a site to behold.
A group of Boy Scouts led by Adam Jones completed a boardwalk in the Vale reservation; a group of adult volunteers led by Dave Doub and David Bunting constructed a truss bridge across a part of the river in the Vale Reservation; and two Boy Scout troops led by Jonathan Yeh and James Aaronson cleared a path and built a boardwalk linking the Vale Reservation with the Shawsheen River Reservation. As a result of this volunteer effort, a continuous path stretches 1.8 miles from the Ballardvale train station to Central Street.
The larger vision of planners is to have a Greenway run the entire length of the Shawsheen River in Andover.
We plan to dedicate this first section of the Greenway, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Rain date will be Sunday, April 28th. A short hike will leave the parking lot at 1:00 to explore the southern end of the Greenway. Those interested in a longer hike should meet at 12:30 pm at the intersection of Central Street and Abbot Bridge Drive to take the approximately 1.4 mile hike through the Shawsheen River Reservation and the Vale Reservation. Both hikes return to the north end of the commuter parking lot where the dedication ceremony begins at 2:00 pm.