|1988 Project begins with Denny Alsop Riverbank Clean-up—16 volunteers remove 15 tons accumulated rubbish and demolition debris from riverbank behind Community Land Trust at 195 Main Street.
1991 Housatilla Float: Flotilla of 50 decorated boats parade down the Housatonic River to celebrate riverbank cleanup, led by Mahican Native American representatives.
1992 Housatonic River Walk trail (136 feet) opens to the public. New sections are added each year.
1999 One-half mile of River Walk trail is open to the public.
2002 Downstream River Park is named for civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois Son David Graham Du Bois is featured speaker.
2006 Du Bois River Park named a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail.
2006 William Stanley Overlook recognizes the electrical engineer’s alternating-current advances. Grandson George C. Stanley is featured speaker.
2009 National Park Service designates River Walk a National Recreation Trail.
2011 River Walk contracts the Greenagers to manage the river Walk site on a permanent basis.
2012 River Walk celebrates 25 years of clean up and trail making activities and recognizes Greenagers, our future community stewards. Unveils permanent outdoor exhibit W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers.
River Walk has received dozens of awards of distinction from the Garden Club of America, American Rivers, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others.
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