DCNR Announces $11.2 Million Investment In 37 Trail Development Projects Across The State
On November 12, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the investment of $11.2 million in 37 trail development projects across Pennsylvania.
The funding was provided by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Pennsylvania Trails Fund, the PA Heritage Area Program, PennVEST and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.
“Trails provide a close-to-home connection to nature and recreation that is always free or affordable,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.
DCNR has a goal of providing a trail within 15 minutes of every Pennsylvanian.
Dunn said anyone who wants to visit a trail, but is not sure where to go can find more than 11,000 miles and events listed on the website www.explorePAtrails.com.
Visit the PA Land Trust Association Trail Group Finder website to find a trails group near you.
Learn more about trail experiences in Pennsylvania in this short video
In Pennsylvania, outdoor recreation generates $29.1 billion in consumer spending, $1.9 billion in state and local tax revenue, $8.6 billion in wages and salaries, and sustains 251,000 direct Pennsylvania jobs.
Next Round Of Applications Due April 22
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the next round of Community Conservation Partnership Grants. The deadline for applications is April 22.
Workshops on how to apply for the grants have been scheduled around the state in November.
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(Photo: Montour Trail in Allegheny and Washington counties, 2017 Trail of the Year.)
[Posted: November 12, 2019]
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