Hudson receives MassTrails grant

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Hudson receives MassTrails grant
The town of Hudson was awarded a MassTrails Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation at a ceremony in Billerica. (Photo/Courtesy)

HUDSON — The town of Hudson was awarded a MassTrails Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation at a ceremony in Billerica on June 28.

The award, in the amount of $119,000, will fund the project “MCRT Hudson: Extension and Connections.” This project will result in a design for extending the Mass Central Rail Trail from the terminus of the Eversource/DCR project at the Assabet River Rail Trail trailhead through Hudson to the border of Berlin, and include connections to destination points along the way.

Required matching funds of $41,000 will be provided by a Community Preservation appropriation of $36,000 and a donation by the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) of $5,000.

Hudson receives MassTrails grant
From left: Kristina Johnson, director of Planning and Community Development; Tom Green, Hudson Bike and Pedestrian Committee chair; Pam Helinek, assistant director of Planning and Community Development/Conservation Agent. (Photo/Courtesy)

The town extends many thanks to Bike and Pedestrian Committee Chair Tom Green for writing and submitting the grant application; to the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Healey/Driscoll Administration for their generous funding; and to the Community Preservation Committee and the Business Improvement District for their assistance.

In addition, the town is grateful for the advocacy and support of its legislative delegation Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Kate Hogan.

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