Join Transition Town Manchester for a CLEAN UP DAY AT ‘RIVERWALK’ on July 14, 2012 from 10 to noon. We will tidy up the walking path through Manchester’s central wooded glen that runs along the West Branch of the Battenkill. Bring your work gloves, clippers, rakes and enthusiasm. We will supply the coffee and bagels. Meet in the parking lot of the defunct Bowling Alley, behind Village Picture Shows in Manchester. This large area of nature, in the heart of Manchester, is now home to a trail that encourages walking and making the town more pedestrian friendly. From the site of the former bowling alley to the Mill pond, this 200 feet of river frontage named “Riverwalk” is one part of our local solution to the climate crisis.
In the future, our hope is to work with other groups, public and private, to create a useful, handicap accessible public park. We envision a bridge across the river, a stairway to Main Street, and a stage for theater-in-the-woods. Making our community more pedestrian friendly is an important long-term design goal for our town. We hope you’ll join us in tending to “Riverwalk”.