A Rail Trail and Quinebaug River Thank You!

On behalf of the Quinebaug River and Rail trail, we would like to thank the handful of volunteers who braved some rain and chilly weather to clean up the river bank and trail on Saturday April 22nd.

It is disheartening that so much trash continues to be tossed into the environment with no thought of the problems it creates for others and the wildlife.

Much of the river bank garbage comes from storm water runoff dumping directly into the river from communities further upstream.

Please, remember some simple rules that can keep your hometown and its recreational areas clean…

  1. Clean up after yourselves
  2. If you bring it in – take it out
  3. Water Bottles were made without legs… thus they can not walk themselves into the trash cans located at the entrances of the trails

We hauled off dozens of trash bags filled with debris that accumulates when certain individuals don’t clean up after themselves or treat our community as a dumping ground. As a resident, it should get you angry.

But thankfully, we have people in the community who are willing to get dirty and pitch in to make “Dudley A Special Place”

Thank you again.

John – Rail Trail Volunteer

Calling All Kayakers and Hikers! We Need Your Help 4-22-2017

The Quinebaug River Rail Trail and Waterway Needs Your Help!
We need your help to get rid of some stuff (nice word for litter, branches, debris) along West Dudley Pond & Trail!

We are seeking

Volunteers to help with shoreline cleanup &

Volunteers with canoes or kayaks are also needed for pond side cleanup, and must have and wear PFD (Personal Floatation Device) at all times while on the water.

We will be getting together as a community on

April 22, 2017
Meet at West Dudley Road, Quinebaug River Trail Head
Coffee & Donuts at 8:30 am
Water & Soda, Sign up at 9:00 am
Pizza, Coca-Cola & Water 12:00 pm

Download (2017-Quinebaug-River-Trails-Day.pdf , PDF)