Trails Committee

Meetings


  • 8 a.m.
  • The last Tuesday of every month
  • Planning and Land Management Building
    First Floor Meeting Room
    141 Keyes Road
    Concord, MA 01742

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes
 

Members 

  • Bob White, Chair
  • Spencer Borden
  • David Clarke
  • Carlene Hempel
  • Bill Kemeza
  • Jay Keyes
  • Bouke Noordzij
 

Click here to take a virtual tour of some of Concord's open spaces.

Meeting Dates

January 30, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 30, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 29, 2024
November 26, 2024

Committee Charge

The Trails Committee aids the Town in trails issues and facilitate processes related to them, and to advise the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) on trail issues including, but not limited to:
  • Any Restrictions Required for Trail Preservation
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Instances of Improper Encroachment
  • Interference With Trail Use
  • Routing or Re-Routing
  • Trail Blockages or Deterioration
  • Trail Marking

How Can You Get Involved? Become a Trail Steward!​

Trail Stewards adopt a conservation area or trail and monitor it periodically to evaluate trail conditions and report on any needed maintenance concerns such as downed trees, invasive species control, and flooding.  Stewards also make recommendations about improvements in the trails in their area and report on any illegal activity. 

Click here for a list of Trail Steward Responsibilities 
For more information, please contact the Division of Natural Resources Office at 978-318-3285.

The Trails Committee:
  1. Monitors the condition of all Concord existing public trails and trail markings, and identify areas needing improvement. Trail areas needing improvement will be documented and photographed. Identify appropriate locations for new trails, coordinating with private landowners on adjacent parcels through direct contact, when a new trail or trail amenity will be constructed within twenty feet of their property line.
  2. Develops and revises trail maps and descriptions for Town lands.
  3. Assists the NRC, where appropriate, in implementing recommendations made by the Committee and approved by the NRC.
  4. Supports the NRC and its mission by stewarding trails and Town lands.