The Mill River Greenway is…
a working group of local citizens who aim to protect the Mill River watershed, preserve its cultural artifacts, enhance its biological health and encourage recreational activity. Our goal is to design and create a greenway along the river.
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Author Archives: JW Sinton
Come help us launch the first of MRGI’s series of self-guided historic riverwalks, this one from Paradise Pond on the Smith College campus to Old South Street in downtown Northampton. You will be walking through more than 350 years of … Continue reading
Part 3 of A Mill River History, entitled “The First People,” is ready for you to view here.
This month we are introducing our Mill River History, beginning with the river’s re-emergence from under glaciers after the last Ice Age. Follow us on Facebook. We welcome your suggestions, corrections, and comments. Introduction and Geological History We will introduce … Continue reading
While snow has blanketed us these past two months, we’ve been beavering away on several projects: 1. The Williamsburg Mill River Greenway Committee is making steady progress on a feasibility study for a connecting corridor along the river between Burgy … Continue reading
Several people have asked, “What’s happening at Smith College’s Paradise Pond?” Here is the answer from our most knowledgeable source, Gary Hartwell, Smith College’s Project Manager. The Pond has been “partially” drawn down to repair the earthen portion of … Continue reading
Apologies for our absence this past summer, we were outside having fun, we hope you were too. Fall is here and we’re rarin’ to go. Here’s a little Mill River Greenway news to take the chill of the first frost … Continue reading
We have posted a short history of the Mill River Watershed here. A longer history is in preparation as a web-based book. Comments, corrections, and suggestions are welcome.
The Connecticut River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to monitor water quality on the Mill River off of Maines Field in Florence/Bay State. Water samples are needed weekly from May 31 to October 4 and would be taken every … Continue reading
Thursday, May 10th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Craig Della Penna’s Pedal to Properties, 14 Strong Ave., Northampton Well, folks, it’s time for our annual spring bash. One and all are welcome, members and non members. We’ll be unveiling … Continue reading
We’ve changed our name. We’re now the MILL RIVER GREENWAY INITIATIVE. We did this simply to distinguish our group from others whose name bears the title Mill River Greenway. We hope you’ll find it easy to change our abbreviation from … Continue reading