January 16, 2019 – FROM JOURNAL TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTS
ARUNDEL – The Arundel Conservation Trust and the Eastern Trail Management District have signed an agreement that will connect the Eastern Trail to the planned trails on Arundel Conservation Trust’s Limerick Road property.
The connection is possible through the generous donation by Phil Labbe of an easement through his land that lies between the Eastern Trail and the Arundel Conservation Trust land.
“We’re thrilled that Arundel Conservation Trust plans to connect to the Eastern Trail from its property in Arundel,”said Carole Brush, executive director of the Eastern Trail Management District. “The goal of the Eastern Trail is to provide a safe, scenic off-road trail for transportation and recreation for users of all ages and abilities. The more connections we have to the trail, the more attainable this goal becomes.”
Arundel Conservation Trust Board Members Leia Lowrey and Dot Gregoire worked closely, over several months, with both Brush from the Eastern Trail and Roger Barham, senior gas engineer from Unitil Corporation to design the connection to meet requirements to protect the underlying Unitil gas line and the construction standards of the ET.