Thursday, October 25, 2018

DCNR Invests $350,000 In Montgomery County Trail Projects

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday announced grant funding for two trail projects in Montgomery County: creating a 1-mile section of the Cross County Trail in Whitemarsh Township and a 3/4-mile segment of the Tookany Creek Trail in Cheltenham Township.
A total investment of $350,000 in these two projects will help the communities link natural resources to community revitalization and improve well-being for residents by increasing recreation opportunities in the county.
“Local parks and trails improve the everyday lives of people of all places, ages, and backgrounds, while serving as a primary venue for outdoor recreation for Pennsylvanians,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “We are happy to assist these communities in Montgomery County create spaces where people can walk a trail, play outdoors, and enjoy nature close-to-home.”
The $200,000 grant to Montgomery County will support the construction of 1-mile of the multi-use Cross County Trail on a large conserved property known as the Erdenheim Farm. The project will include installation of retaining walls, drainage features, benches, and planting of more than 110 trees and shrubs.
This segment will partially fill a gap on the trail that will connect the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and the Wissahickon Trail in Fort Washington State Park.
The $150,000 grant to Cheltenham Township will construct a 10-foot wide paved trail segment in the township-owned Gimbel Field between Harrison Ave. and New Second Street
The Tookany Creek Trail is a part of The Circuit -- a large regional trail system. Other partners in the project are the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Department of Transportation.
For more information on trails near you, visit the Explore PA Trails website.
DCNR Grant Workshops
To learn more about other available grant opportunities to support trail and recreation projects, attend one of the upcoming workshops on DCNR’s Community Conservation Grant Program.  Click Here for more.
A new grant round is opening soon.
For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
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