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BATTENKILL CORRIDOR CONNECTIONS PROJECT & SURVEY
The Battenkill Corridor Connections Project looks to promote and plan physical connections between 10 key access points along the Battenkill and within the watershed. The objective is to highlight these scenic, historic, recreational and environmentally important sites with the possibility of improved bike and pedestrian trails and create a more cohesive connection among the sites.
The Project will work in tandem with the “
It's Your Battenkill, Explore It”
campaign by strengthening BkC's ability to offer programs, host events and develop partnerships that help promote the area and its natural resources. Eventually the goal is to create a physical corridor that connects river based attractions and improves access.
The initial focus of the Project will begin in East Greenwich at BkC's Livingston Brook Heron Rookery before following the river sourth along State Route 29, past existing public access sites like Hollingsworth & Vose Recreational Area, the Greenwich Town Beach, Rock Street Village Park and Middle Falls before connecting with the Hudson just north of the recently opened Dix Bridge in Schuylerville. The physical aspects of the Project (improved signage, trail improvements, landscaping) will look to be part of a larger, long term bi-county and inter-municipal project to create more pedestrian and bike friendly connections through the higher density, commercial areas that run parallel to the Battenkill and its tributaries. The Battenkill Corridor Connections Project will encompass various scenic, recreational and historic sights highlighted by friendlier signage and useful access information. The goal is also to encourage visitors to arrive by foot and/or bicycles to reduce the impact on the watershed.
Your thoughts on the Battenkill Corridor Connections Project:
Please take the following TEN QUESTION SURVEY to help us determine how people use and would like to use the Battenkill. Provide your name and contact information at the end of the survey so we can keep you posted as we move forward with this project.
1) How do you use the Battenkill? (Select all that apply.)
Biking along the river
2) Do you know where you can easily and readily access PUBLIC AREAS to take part in all or most of the activities you pursue?
YES - BUT MORE PUBLIC ACCESS SPOTS ARE NEEDED
3) Do you feel there are enough public access points along the Battenkill and in your community?
4) Do you think these access points are well marked and publicized?
5) Which modes of transportation are easy to use to get to these access points? (Select all that apply.)
6) Do you feel that the Battenkill itself is properly promoted, taken care of and highlighted as a key attraction for the area?
7) At which locations would you like to see improved pedestrian and bicycle access and public areas near the Battenkill and the feeder streams? (Select all that apply.)
Along Route 29 between Kmart & Hannaford
Behind Glen Falls Medical Center
Clark Mills /Thompson Area
8) Would you like to see the “beach” area remain open as a public park available throughout the year for various activities? (Playground, BBQ pits, Volleyball and Basketball games, Bird watching, Quiet contemplation, Outdoor group activities)
9) Would you like to see more separate bicycle paths established and marked within the village and town boundaries?
10) Do you think Greenwich needs to encourage the creation of additional PUBLIC SPACE areas for recreation like Thunder Mountain or the Greenwich Town Beach to ensure sufficient open space is preserved and available to all residents?
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS SURVERY AND SHARING YOUR COMMENTS
REMEMBER IT’S YOUR BATTENKILL, EXPLORE IT!
Preserving & Enhancing the Battenkill Watershed
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