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Hilliard Trail

Date Event
March ,2014 The tunnel beneath the railroad line at the western end of Center Springs Pond, the new water lines under it, and the rebuilt Edgerton Street are all scheduled for this summer according to a schedule published by town staff (i.e., the Planning Department). (Reference the characteristics section of the "Details" page.)
March 28, 2012 An article in the Hartford Courant, concerning ideas for the Greenway project, including a potential expansion of the Greenway into Center Springs Park. (Article no longer available.)
August 13, 2011 An Eagle Scout project was done by Troop 123, to place a bench in the Purdy Nature Part section of the Bigelow Brook Greenway. To see pictures, please click here.
May 13, 2010 Notification received via email from Tenia Seay of the State Parks Division of the Connecticut DEP, informing us that the Connecticut Greenways Council has accepted the nomination of the Bigelow Brook as a designated Greenway. Formal announcement will be made on June 4, 2010.
April 18, 2009 Bigelow Brook Cleanup. Nearly 50 people involved in the effort. (Article no longer available.)
May 22, 2008 Bigelow Brook Proposal to be presented to the Manchester Land Conservation Trust.
April 19, 2008 Bigelow Brook Cleanup. More than 20 dump trucks' worth of debris removed from the Brook.
April 8, 2008 Column by Brucie DeNeve Izard on the Brook and April 19 cleanup appears in Manchester LIFE. Brucie's column can be accessed by clicking on: Izard 0408 column
February 8, 2008 Column by Peter Marteka on the January 31 hike appears in the Hartford Courant. Peter's column can be accessed by clicking on: Marteka 0208 column
January 31, 2008 Hike along proposed trail path. Attendees included Peter Connorton of the Manchester Water and Sewer Commission, Peter Marteka of the Hartford Courant, Matt Bordeaux of the Manchester Planning Department (Environmental - Wetlands) and several members of the Manchester Hockanum River Linear Park Committee.