Greenway Projects

Photo credit: Helen Symons

The vision of the Mill River Greenway will be realized by the collective action of its volunteer members and community supporters.

Here is a list of projects on the Mill River that are either underway or in search of project leaders. Find one that interests you and jump on board.  We’ll be here to help you help the Mill River. Just contact info@millrivergreenway.org

Greenway Design and Construction

  • Greenway Strategy Group.  Project leaders: Peter Flinker, Nick Dines, Craig Della Penna, Maggie Leonard
  • Trail Strategies and Designs Project leaders: Peter Flinker, Reid Bertone-Johnson, Nick Dines, Craig Della Penna, Maggie Leonard
  • Hidden Mill River  Project leaders: Wayne Feiden and Maggie Leonard
  • Meekins River Park, Williamsburg  Project leader: Nick Dines
    New Mill River Park

    New Mill River Park

    Sitting terrace at old dam site

    Sitting terrace at old dam site

    New Fence on Restored Wall

    New fence on restored wall

  • Bay State River Walk.  Project co-leader: Doug McDonald

Ecology and Ecological Health

  • Managing Invasive Plants  Project leaders: Gaby Immerman & Reid Bertone-Johnson at Paradise Pond and Bean/Allard.  Lincoln Fish in Leeds & Williamsburg
  • Water-quality Monitoring  Project leader: Connecticut River Watershed Council, Andrea Donlon (Massachusetts River Steward)
  • Stream Team Initiative  Project leaders: TBA
  • Bird and Animal Sightings  Project leaders: TBA
  • Ecological History  Project leaders: TBA
  • Geological History  Project leaders: TBA

Cultural and Historical Inventory and Archives

  • A History of the Mill River Project leaders: John Sinton and TBA
  • Historic Photographs  Project leaders: John Sinton and TBA
  • A Flood History of the Mill River. Project leaders: John Sinton and TBA
  • Documentation – History of the Mill River Greenway  Project leader: TBA
  • Native American and Aboriginal History Project leaders: TBA

Communication, Public Education and Outreach

  • Website and Design  Project leaders: Neal Bastek, Damia Stewart, John Sinton
  • Aerial Imagery  Project leader: Richard Shephard
    Mill River Passing Arts and Industry Building

    Photo Credit: Richard Shepard, rsairphoto.com

    Farm Field, Florence

    Photo Credit: Richard Shepard, rsairphoto.com

    Spring Flooding: Allard Farm

    Photo Credit: Richard Shepard, rsairphoto.com

    Spring Flooding: Allard Farm

    Photo Credit: Richard Shepard, rsairphoto.com

  • The End of the River Flood-plain Forest Photography.  Project leader: Janine Norton
  • Education Programs  Project leaders: TBA
  • Art and Design Projects and Events Coordinator Project leaders: TBA
  • Field Trips Project leaders: TBA
  • Virtual Field Trips Project leaders: TBA
  • Teen Content Project leaders: TBA
  • Kids’ Content Project leaders: TBA

Mapping and Data

  • Mapping the Historic Mill River Project leaders: John Sinton, Peter Flinker, Reid Bertone-Johnson, Eric Weber
  • Mapping Access Points Project co-leader: Doug McDonald

Food and Farms

    Northampton Community Farm (Bean/Allard)  Project leaders: TBA

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