Friends of the Tri-Community Greenway will sponsor a clean-up day on parts of the railway right-of-way on June 4th, as part of National Trails Day. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot on the south side of Walgreens on Main Street, Stoneham at 9:00 am. The morning’s clean-up work will start behind Stop & Shop on Williams Street and move towards Montvale Avenue.
Volunteers from the community are welcome. Proper footwear, pants, long-sleeved shirts and gloves are urged as there may be poison ivy on parts of the path. We will have bags and some gloves but volunteers are urged to bring their own equipment such as rakes, hoes, loppers, etc. Please label them with your name to make sure everyone gets their stuff back.
The Tri-Community Greenway, will bring open recreational space to Stoneham, Woburn and Winchester. The Stoneham portion will be located on a right of way of the Stoneham Branch of the Boston & Lowell (later the Boston & Maine and MBTA) railroad, which stopped passenger service in 1958. This linear park will create a place to bike, walk and enjoy nature in the heart of our community.