The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area in cooperation with the Northwest Hills Council of Governments, the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, and the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments Present:
The seminar was for local elected officials, local and regional planners and trail advocates.
- Date: Monday, March 20th
- Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- Location: E. Paul Martin Room, 2nd Floor, Town Hall, 10 Main Street, New Milford.
Tom Sexton discussed Rails with Trails. Tom is the Director of the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s Northeast Regional Office. Since joining RTC in 1991, Tom has been instrumental in leading RTC’s policy, promotion and trail assistance efforts across ten states in the Northeast. He founded and now directs the RTC’s annual Rail-Trail Sojourn series, a trail-building program that, since 2002, has led thousands of cyclists on rides throughout the eastern US. He also biked the first Western New England Greenway tour in 2013.
Mark Neilsen discussed the Economic Benefits of the Proposed Naugatuck River Greenway. Mark is the Director of Planning / Assistant Director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. He has long been involved in the planning efforts for the Naugatuck River Greenway and was on the research team for the recently released “Pathways to Revitalization: Economic Impacts of Phased Completion of the Naugatuck River Greenway.”
The two presentations are available here for download:
Mark Neilsen: Economic Benefits of the Proposed Naugatuck River Greenway
Tom Sexton: Rails With Trails