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Submitted Photo by Mel Penton
Osprey nest along the Quinnipiac River in North Haven.
Members of the North Haven Trail Association gathered Saturday to clean the area.
Connex Credit Union donates to North Haven Trail Association
Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Pictured from left to right are: Jason Rochefort, Connex North Haven Branch Manager; Marge Quinn, Director of the Board of the North Haven Trail Association; Ron Penton, President of the North Haven Trail Association; Fran Notaro, Treasurer of the North Haven Trail Association; and Tansley Stearns, Connex Vice President of Sales and Service.
NORTH HAVEN - Connex recently donated $772.56 to the North Haven Trail Association. The money for this donation came from the fees collected by a coin cashing machine in the Connex North Haven Branch. Connex charges a five percent fee to members and a seven percent fee to non-members and donates the money collected to caring organizations in the community.
“We are working on the preliminary mapping of trail routes that includes identifying wetlands along the river and working with property owners, the town and the state to establish the best final route,” said Ron Penton, President of North Haven Trail Association. “We’re also putting together a soft walking trail so that people can hike. Your donation will help pay for surveyors, soil scientists and attorneys to eventually pave this trail.”
The North Haven Trail Association has a mission to encourage the development, design and maintenance of trails in the Town of North Haven for the purpose of walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, nature study, canoeing access and other related activities.
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North Haven Trail Association Awarded Grant
Posted by fran notaro
March 19, 2012
The North Haven Trail Association was awarded a $3,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Quinnipiac River Fund to help its efforts in mapping and securing easements along the Quinnipiac River to provide North Haven residents access to the River for recreational purposes and to ensure protection of the River and its surrounding watershed.
Members are currently working to develop the proposed Tidal Marsh Trail which is located at the southern end of the River in North Haven where you can view bird estuaries and the Sleeping Giant to the north. The grant was used to compile information and create digital maps delineating topography, wetland soils, stream encroachment and flood zones, and private and municipal property lines.
The maps and drafted land easements are being used by the North Haven Trail Association to work with private property owners to gain utilization of land that abuts the River.
First Selectman Mike Freda was pleased with the grant being awarded and also commended the Association for their efforts and said, "The North Haven Trail Association has done a remarkable job in developing this concept of a nature trail that is designed to promote a variety of activities in which our residents can enjoy an aesthetically pleasing environmental experience with their families and friends. I truly appreciate all of their efforts. The North Haven Trail Association is an integral part of our North Haven Community."
Formed in 2007, it is the goal of the NHTA to facilitate the development of trails that will promote public appreciation for the Quinnipiac River watershed and North Haven's other natural resources.