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Great Allegheny Passage, Potomac Garrett State Forest awarded grant fundng

September 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Hogan Administration has announced more than $9 million in fiscal year 2020 grants to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across the state. Three separate state and federal grant programs will fund 37 projects sponsored by transportation agencies, local jurisdictions and nonprofits. Funding includes $6.6 million from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, $2 million from the Maryland Bikeways Program and $1 million from the federal Recreational Trails Program.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) focuses on investments that improve and preserve the statewide recreational trail network. Grants provide funds for trail construction, enhancement, repair and maintenance. Nearly $1 million in awards will fund 16 projects, including:

  • Purchasing maintenance equipment for the Great Allegheny Passage Trail in Allegany County;
  • Funding for existing personnel in Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore County and for a new employee at Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Cecil County;
  • Supporting trail and boardwalk improvements on the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway in Harford County;
  • Rehabilitating six miles of snowmobile trails in Potomac Garrett State Forest in Garrett County.

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