2023 AARP Challenge Grant Winner!

Join us for “Visit Goat Hill” on November 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m.! We are celebrating our AARP Community Challenge grant. Visit the Goat Hill Trail page for essential trail information, or contact Ruth at ruth@3rlt.org or (207) 370-4191. We will have volunteers at the event to help with questions or lend a hand if needed – the trail can be challenging in certain spots for some visitors. We are reserving parking at the trailhead (1205 H Road) for visitors who need accessible parking spots. If you are able, please park at Romac Orchards (1149 H Road), south of Goat Hill, less than 1/8 of a mile up the road. We appreciate your assistance in making this event welcoming to all!

Three Rivers Land Trust is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2023 AARP Community Challenge grant! We are one of only 310 grantees selected (out of 3,600+ applications!) from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

This quick-action grant will enable us to put some of the finishing touches on the Goat Hill Trail in Acton, including improving the parking area, adding benches, installing permanent distance markers and other signage, and holding a public event in late summer or early fall. The Goat Hill Trail meets Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines. To learn more or to make a donation to help maintain the trail, please visit the Goat Hill Trail page.

We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Three Rivers for this investment. AARP is a nationwide leader in making communities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our area.

About the Community Challenge

The AARP Community Challenge grant program funds innovative, quick-action projects that inspire change in areas such as public places; housing; transportation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; digital connections; community resilience; and more. With additional funding support from Toyota Motor North America, the program is also increasing its investment in projects that improve mobility innovation and transportation options.

This is all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation – including all 310 granted projects this year, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable.

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