The 2018 Golden Spike Conference attracted more than 100 Massachusetts and Connecticut rail trail activists to Northampton on Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28, 2018. The Saturday session focused on presentations from community representatives that highlighted challenges and successes in their segments of the trails. A keynote address, provided by Kurt Gaertner, Director of Land Policy & Planning at MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, detailed promising initiatives and future funding possibilities for rail trail projects in Massachusetts. In addition to these presentations a variety of organizations and authors provided information on their work and books. An important goal of the conference was also to provide attendees with the opportunity to meet fellow trail proponents and policy makers, accomplished both through an informal networking event on Friday night and via scheduled walking and biking tours on both Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Please follow the links below for more information related to the 2018 Golden Spike Conference.
Golden Spike 2018 - July 28, 2018 - Presentation PDFs