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Neponset River Greenway Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Milton Yacht Club, 25 Wharf St., Milton, MA

Join us for our monthly meeting as we discuss progress of construction of the Neponset Trail and other issues along the Neponset River Greenway with staff from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, which manages it, the police who patrol it, and concerned citizens. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at rotating locations in communities of the Lower Neponset.  Follow us on Facebook. The agenda is at

Future Greenway Council meetings
June 7, 2017            District E-18 Police Station, Hyde Park
July 5, 2017             Port Norfolk Yacht Club, Dorchester
August 2, 2017        Foley Senior Residences, Mattapan
September 6, 2017  Milton Yacht Club, Milton

Along the Trail:

Port Norfolk Park Grand Opening
 On Saturday May 6 at 2:30 pm, a ceremony with state officials and politicians will officially open DCR's Senator Joseph Finnegan Port Norfolk Park.
 Some of us will bike over from Mattapan Station at 1:30 pm

Mattapan and Milton Neponset Trail Construction Update
Construction has been mostly on hold over our extended winter, but should be finished this spring. We hope for a June opening ceremony.

Park Signage

The DCR is working with the Neponset River Greenway Council on signage for the Neponset Trail. Here are some examples of current DCR signs elsewhere.

Spring Neponset River Cleanup, Saturday, April 29

On DCR Park Serve Day, volunteers cleaned up three sites alongside the Neponset River Estuary. Here is what they picked up, and here are lots of pictures of the happy workers.

Inter-Neighborhood Ride Series
A group of bicyclists in diverse neighborhoods of Boston have been planning rides in each of those neighborhoods. Rain dates are in parentheses.
Keep track of these rides on Facebook. 
Roxbury: Saturday, May 20 (Sun May 21st), 1 - 3pm
   Start at Haley House
Roslindale: Saturday, June 3rd (Sat. June 17th), 11am
    Start at Roslindale Farmers Market
Quincy: Saturday, July 8th (Sun. July 9th) 9am
    Start at Quincy City Hall
Dorchester: Saturday, August 5th (Sun. August 6) at 10:30
   Start at Ashmont Cycles
Mattapan: Saturday, September 23rd (Sat. September 30) 1pm
   Start at Mattapan T Station


Other Spring Events Along And Near the Neponset
 Celebrate the Trail: Bike and walk from Mattapan Station to Central Ave. on the next weekend afternoon after both bridges are open.

Spring Neponset Trail Bike Ride, Saturday, May 27 10:00 am: Bike along the Neponset Trail, present and future, from Paul's Bridge at the Boston Milton line to Castle Island and back.

-Jessica Mink

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