Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Danvers Swampwalk now has it own channel on YouTube.
The Danvers Swampwalk, completed last fall off the Danvers Rail Trail, has a new online presence. It has its own YouTube channel. Take a look at the newest video, which features a walk on the Swamp Walk in the snow set to music.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There are two work weekends coming up to complete the Danvers Swampwalk.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Volunteers plan to finish the Swampwalk during two weekends in mid-October that will connect the two observations area together and complete the loop through the swamp off the Rail Trail. George Saluto invites anyone to help with "the most-fun, most-amazing project in the town of Danvers." Work is hapenning on - Friday, Oct. 12; Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday Oct. 14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21 fom 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saluto encourages volunteers to bring a cordless drill to help secure the decking on the walkway. During a recent update in font of the Board of Selectmen, Saluto said that in June a request was put out for $5,000 in donations to finish the project and donations came in that exceeded $5,…
Monday, July 25, 2011
Discover a Hidden Gem in Danvers that you may have driven by and never known it existed. Or maybe you have not visited this interesting spot in years. So take a little trip with Patch...we’ll show you the way.
The road surrounding Danvers Swamp Walk is a little misleading. Sandwiched between large, beautiful homes, it leads the driver to believe he is lost, causing many to circle around a few times before finally arriving. The first thing that's noticeable is a large field of tall grass and then a thicket of trees behind that. At first glance, there is no swamp to be found. Soon enough, though, there is an opening that turns into a trail through the woods. It winds around a few times, with branches and rocks jutting from the ground. Be sure to step carefully. Then there's another opening and after stepping out of the shadow of the woods, there is a rail trail lit by the sun. It's about a half-mile walk before reaching the wooden planks, …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
On Sunday community members gathered to spend some time outdoors and see progress made on Swamp Walk project.
On Sunday more than 15 people participated in a tour through the developing Swamp Walk, located by the Choate Farm Conservation Area, to find out more about the progression of the ongoing volunteer project. Under the direction of George Saluto, construction began on the project two years ago and is expected to last for another two years. Saluto said that to fund the project, the Department of Recreation had given them a $27,000 grant, and another $1,000 has been donated by community members. The progress is slow, but it needs to be when it's a project controlled by volunteers. Saluto said that they work three-day weekends, one in the spring and another in the fall. Aside from spending some time in the outdoors, the purpose of the tour …