Our meetings are the third Wednesday of each month.
We currently meet virtually.
Email us at [email protected] and we will email an agenda with Zoom link
Our Humble Beginnings
In 2011, Tom O’Brien approached Mayor Patricia Murphy regarding the Sega Meadows property. He had read the town was using funds from the Housatonic Recovery Act to convert the riverside property into a park. Tom thought it should also be the beginning of something more- a non-motorized bicycle and pedestrian trail that would eventually go from Gaylordsville in the north, to neighboring Brookfield in the south. Mayor Murphy supported the idea, as long as a group was willing to take the lead on what she named the New Milford River Trail.
In the beginning, four individuals met at Tom O’Brien’s kitchen table- Tom O’Brien, Lisa Arasim, Monica Harcken Hruschka and Jonathan Binzen. Tom would give presentations at fairs and events. People loved and supported the idea. As people started giving donations, the group quickly realized they needed to transform from an informal, grassroots group into a formal organization and nonprofit. Treasurer Lisa Arasim set out on that mission. Within a short period of time the New Milford River Trail Association was officially established.
Current Board Members
In 2018, Tom retired from the group. Today, Lisa Arasim, who was the Treasurer, serves as Chairman of the Board with talented fellow Board members Lucy Wildrick (Secretary), Cathy Hagadorn, Peter Daubner (Agent), Susan Rosati (Treasurer), Michael Grouver and Dan Stanton.
Many thanks to Kevin Lane of Code Hounds and Create A Castle for creating our beautiful logos.