Depot trailhead and green infrastructure events in Bath set for Sept. 10

by Trish Rudder

A public celebration will be held on Friday, September 10 at the Berkeley Springs Train Depot to recognize the railyard remediation at the trailhead of the North Berkeley Rails & Trails project and the Streetscapes green infrastructure projects in the Town of Bath.

Forsythia planting event

Beginning at 10 a.m., a forsythia planting event will be held at the north end of town near the train depot, across from the Berkeley Springs Post Office.

Rail Trail task force member and Streetscapes Committee co-chair, Rebecca MacLeod, said a hedge will be planted in a trench on the east side of the trail with forsythia stems that the planters bring with them (or arrange for a pick-up by contacting before September 3).

About 250 more forsythia stems are needed, MacLeod said on Monday.

Anyone can participate in the event along with the Town of Bath Foxglove Garden Club, who told MacLeod they had a special interest in beautifying the town’s north side entrance.

The stems need to be 1-3 feet long with a minimum diameter of one-fourth inch. Rooting hormone will be supplied, and planting will involve no digging.

Parking is available on the depot lot.  Coffee, water and pastries will be available.

Railyard remediation

At 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rail Trail funding partners will join the town officials at the depot lot to recognize the work done to begin construction of the trail.

A new Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant to the Town of Bath for the Green Stormwater Project will be announced as well.


Noon-12:30 p.m.: The Cacapon Mountain Brewery, located across from the depot on Williams Street, will host a reception. Light refreshments will be available and a tour of the brewery will be part of the offerings, MacLeod said.

Green infrastructure

walking tour

12:30-1:30 p.m.: A walking tour will be given, highlighting the new green infrastructure projects on Washington Street and the Congress Street rain gardens.

MacLeod said the events are held primarily outside with walking, so dress for the weather.

Call 304-258-1290 for accessibility questions.