It was both fun and quite educational on today’s WCME Midcoast Morning Buzz, as we heard from Jeremy Cluchy, public affairs director of the Nature Conservancy in Brunswick, on the Maine Department of Transportation’s proposal for the 26-mile Merrymeeting Trail, connecting Topsham, Bowdoinham, Richmond, and Gardiner. It would utilize the long-unused “Lower Road” railroad corridor, owned by the State of Maine, and link the Kennebec River Rail Trail in the north to the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path in the south — joining Augusta to Brunswick (and one day to Bath!) in a “capital to coast” connection.
This will be the subject of a statewide public forum on Zoom this evening beginning at 6. You are invited–if you wish to take part, you will find a zoom link at Merrymeeting trail.org.
The Buzz interview with Jeremy Cluchey is here.