Join us for our annual meeting on November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation on the Bay Circuit Trail.
6:00pm to 6:15pm – Business Meeting
6:30pm to 8:30pm – “Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal”
Al French, Bay Circuit Alliance Founder/former Executive Director and legendary trail advocate.
Dan and Marilyn Brielmann of e-Awakening.com, Multimedia educators focusing on the “Preservation of Nature and Protection of Resources”.
This event is free, open to all, ADA-compliant and light refreshments will be served.
About BCT, Al French and the Brielmanns:
The Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway (BCT) is one of the state’s best recreational trails, extending some 230 miles through 36 towns. Nicknamed the “Outer Emerald Necklace”, it encircles the Greater Boston Area between I-495 and 128, running from Plum Island to the North to Kingston Bay in Duxbury to the south.
Originally conceived in 1929, it mirrors Boston’s famed Olmsted-designed “Emerald Necklace” winding through Boston linking parks and open space parcels as its jewels.
In 1992, the Bay Circuit Alliance (BCA) was formed to accelerate the BCT creation and close missing trail links. Al French chaired the BCA, working tirelessly to champion the organization’s mission, retiring in 2012 earning the title “Mr. Bay Circuit”. Al has relinquished the remaining efforts to the Appalachian Mountain Club and The Trustees of Reservations.
The completion of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail segment through Ac- ton, bridging across Great Rd ( MA 2A/119), creates a nearby significant connector to the BCT and its many open spaces. This impressive multi-use recreational trail network provides exciting opportunities for many non-motorized activities from walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, bicycling, and where appropriate rollerblading and horseback riding. Maps and trail descriptions can be found here: www.baycircuit.org/maps-guides/