Why A MRGI

What is a Greenway?

New fence on restored wall :: photo credit Nick Dines

Greenways are open-space corridors managed for conservation and recreation. They follow natural features, such as rivers, and link nature reserves, parks, cultural features, and historic sites with each other. There are numerous benefits to establishing a greenway along the Mill River.

The River Links Us Together:

Vibrant, Local Economic Activity:

Open Space Conservation and Recreation:

The Mill River is the watershed’s single most important organizing principle in planning for recreation and open space because it physically ties together all our towns. Furthermore, the river offers unique opportunities to connect all of us to the living natural and cultural systems that created our communities and continues to sustain them.

We foresee a future in which people will be able to access most of the Mill River, to walk its banks, to view wildlife, and to rediscover our cultural heritage.