Join French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust on May 11 at 8 a.m. for an easy-paced, two-hour bird walk at Rapps Dam Bridge. Please bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. To RSVP, email Kersten Appler at [email protected].
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grants fund various categories of projects. The category of trail projects for ATV and snowmobile has a unique application period compared to the remaining C2P2 grants. These projects include the planning, acquisition of land, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, purchase of equipment for maintenance or construction, and development of educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funding comes from the ATV Management Restricted Account and the Snowmobile Management Restricted Account as authorized by Act 97 of 2016.
There is no match requirement for this funding; however, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. The C2P2 Trails Grants page contains more information about DCNR’s ATV and snowmobile trail grant opportunities and the application process. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday, March 29.
The East Coast Greenway‘s inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit is scheduled for April 4–6 in Philadelphia. The summit will bring together leaders and advocates of active transportation and greenway and trail development for three days of workshops, mobile workshops, and networking opportunities.
The summit will celebrate the region’s progress in developing the East Coast Greenway and other greenway and trail networks while looking at strategies for further advances throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. Featured speakers include:
Registration closes March 22. Learn more and register here.
The 2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, hosted by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC), is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor. The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey’s statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates; elected officials and other township leaders; transportation and urban planners; bike shop owners and managers; cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts; and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders, and others. NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
The schedule includes over 20 panel sessions and presentations:
The Greenways and Trails Summit Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2019 Greenways & Trails Summit.
The 2019 Greenways & Trails Summit aims to inspire improvements and expansion to Pennsylvania’s trail system, build peer networks, and celebrate successful projects connecting the public to trails and waterways throughout the state. With this goal in mind, the 2019 theme is Community, Collaboration & Connectivity.
The summit, which will be held at the Shippensburg Conference Center on September 22-24, will offer dozens of educational sessions, 5-7 mobile seminars*, keynote presentations, discussion panels, and various networking opportunities.
DEADLINE: February 25, 2019
North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) is excited to announce that it is partnering with the new Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of Get Your Tail on the Trail and offering a hike around Crystal Lake Reservoir in Pinchot State Forest (off Laurel Run Road in Wilkes-Barre). The date is Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Get Your Tail on the Trail is a free community initiative created by St. Luke’s University Health Network and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) to encourage healthy lifestyles by getting outside at nearby parks and trails. The Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter is the very first Chapter of this award winning program and covers Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne Counties.
NBLT volunteer hike leaders Paula Fall and Brian Gettig will take the group on a four-mile trek around the lake. The hike will showcase accessibility improvements in the state forest.
This hike is rated as easy to moderate. Hikers are expected to be able to traverse roots, rocks, puddles, swampy sections, and hike a moderate incline. Sturdy waterproof boots and winter gear are recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early; the hike begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. The hike will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.
There is no fee for this event, however, registration is required by 5 p.m., Thursday, February 7, and the participation limit is 40 attendees. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.