Roxbury Awards RLT ARPA Funding to Improve Trails

On July 21, 2022, the Town of Roxbury’s First Selectman Patrick Roy awarded RLT President John Smoliga and Director of Development Barbara Bradbury-Pape a $5,000 check from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.  RLT is very grateful for the gift which will be used to make preserve improvements on trails, parking areas, and kiosks.

Since the global pandemic began in 2020, RLT experienced an exponential increase in trail use. 

Being outdoors is known to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  RLT trails provide a healthy, socially distanced experience for those seeking passive recreation while enjoying the beauty and peace nature provides.   All preserves are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Please visit the RLT website to view preserve maps and information.

With 33 preserves and over 30 miles of hiking trails, RLT’s mission is to preserve and conserve open space in perpetuity. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 3,800 acres of farmland, woodlands, watercourses, wetlands and open space in Roxbury and neighboring communities since it was established in 1970. The non-profit organization maintains three active farms, as well as offers a wide range of educational programs.

To receive more information about RLT or make a donation, please contact the office at 860.350.4148, visit the website, or email us.