Thursday, June 29, 2017

PA Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area In Northumberland Earns National Recognition

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in Coal Township, Northumberland County earned the 2017 Tom Petri Achievement Award for Construction and Design.
AOAA was recognized during the June 14 awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails.
AOAA was recognized for its construction and design of a trailhead event area for the off-highway vehicle park, which features: an open pavilion; space for vendors; restrooms; and all-weather storage for AOAA’s trail maintenance equipment
The achievement awards recognize outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program funds across the country.
DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation accepted the award on behalf of AOAA, the AOAA Authority, and its partners. DCNR is a partnering organization helping to support and maintain AOAA.
(Photo: Boy scouts have built hiking trails behind the visitor's facility.)
(Reprinted from the June 28 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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