Connecting the Wachusett Community with Trails and Greenways
Who We Are
WG Coming events
1900's Photos of Oakdale MA and the Mass Central
Mill History Project
Rail Trail Site
Self guided tour of the
Springdale Mill Site and sign interpretation
Volunteer Your Skills
Wachusett Greenways thrives thanks to the generous financial support of our donors. Equally essential to our continued vitality are volunteers. Come join us in delivering programs that enrich the entire Wachusett region. From trail work, to events planning, to grant writing, newsletter production and other initiatives, Greenways provides a host of rewarding volunteer opportunities. So read on. We’re confident you’ll find your niche, make new friends, and do great things for your neighbors, the Wachusett watershed – and yourself!
"Put your energy and dedication to work as a greenways ambassador. The Hospitality team staffs information kiosks at trail events, local fairs and on other occasions. Contact Colleen Abrams at 508-479-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org, We also conduct mailing parties to distribute newsletters, fund-raising material, membership renewal envelopes and other collateral. Contact Jane Arntz at 508-829-7396 or email@example.com."
Find Your Niche…Volunteer
Volunteers are vital to Wachusett Greenways' success. Come join us for opportunities for fun and service. From trail work, to events planning, to grant writing, newsletter production and other initiatives, Greenways provides a host of rewarding volunteer opportunities. So read on. We’re confident you’ll find your niche, make new friends, and do great things for your neighbors, the Wachusett watershed – and yourself!
Trail Clearing and Maintenance Help clear new sections of the rail trail and foot trails and maintain those already built. Work with handsaws and loppers, clear brush, feed the chipper, or clean drainage ditches. Lumberjacks also wanted. Contact Colleen Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-829-3954. You can also contact trail team leader, Gordo Elliott 508-753-0420 to suggest a trail clearing session:
Welcome Center Stewards. Help care for the new welcome center. Contact Christy Barnes email@example.com or 508-755-6321 or Chuck Belanger (508) 829-6355 or firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your help.
Springdale Mill Historic Site Committee Cleared to preserve an example of the industrial history of the Wachusett watershed, the Mill has become a popular destination along the MCRT. The Mill Committee also holds an annual celebration in September. You can help others to learn and have fun at this remarkable interpretive site. Contact Ruth Spaulding at 508-829-4869 or email@example.com.
Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) Task Force Help design and manage development of the MCRT. This popular task force welcomes the volunteer services of engineers, surveyors, and bridge and road builders, trail inspectors, display and sign builders, and much more. Both skilled professionals and those with a pair of willing hands are wanted. Contact Ed Yaglou at 978-355-2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitality Put your energy and dedication to work as a Greenways ambassador. The hospitality team staffs information kiosks at rail trail events, local fairs and on other occasions. Greeters at the new Welcome Center in Rutland at 21 Miles Road are wanted to serve according to your available schedule. Contact email@example.com.
Mailing We conduct mailing parties to distribute newsletters and membership mailings. This hearty band enjoys coffee and good company. Contact S. Jane Arntz at 508-829-7396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fun Day Help put on an annual spring party to celebrate the great outdoors! Contact Nancy Lucier at email@example.com or 508-835-3490 or Colleen Abrams firstname.lastname@example.org to sign on.
Trailhead Plantings This is an ongoing campaign to brighten the MCRT. Contact Christy Barnes email@example.com, 508-755-6321
Trail Patroller Select your favorite trail section and help keep it in great shape by picking up branches and litter and keeping drainage clear. Contact Paul Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-886-6317 to sign up.
Grant Writing Constructing and maintaining 30 miles of rail trail and other projects requires significant ongoing funding, much of it generated through government, foundation and corporate grants. Why not apply your writing skills to a good cause. To get involved, contact Colleen Abrams 508-829-3954 or email@example.com
Greenways Connector – Our Newsletter Handy with a camera? Have a knack for interviewing interesting people or reporting on special events? Then the Connector is your creative outlet. Contact editors Peder Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org, Grace Blydenburgh at email@example.com or manager Viv Ouellette 508-829-5341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Ken McDonnell email@example.com offer your help with Constant Contact messages.
Four Seasons Exhibit. For several years, Greenways held an annual exhibit. Dozens of artists have shared their works. Would you like to be the exhibit coordinator? Or would you like to participate in the exhibit. Contact Colleen Abrams 508-829-3954.
Greenways Guide We’re enhancing and updating the Wachusett Greenway Guide and Map to reflect new trails, landmarks and protected lands. We’ll also be developing other trail guides. To help or offer suggestions contact Steve Dubrule firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-829-1769
Website Guru Do you have a knack for website design? Contact Hank Ouellette at 508-829-5341 or email@example.com
Event Leaders. Lead a walk or bike ride to your favorite spots on the trail. Share your love of wildflowers, birds, trees or history. Canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and bicycling leaders are also prized. Contact Christy Barnes at 508-755-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth group and scout project leader….Volunteer coordinator
Special events--bike tours, walk/run events--team with other nonprofits
Sign installers….Carpenters…Other Ways to Help? Great fund raising ideas? Suggestions for Wachusett Greenways? Please contact Colleen Abrams at 508-829-3954 or email@example.com) with questions.