FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2018
Wolf Administration Announces Grant for Trail Connection in Blair County
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced an investment for the Logan Valley Streetcar Trail in Blair County that is envisioned as part of a rail trail network that will support the community’s connection to good health, and it’s history.
“Trails provide a close-to-home connection to nature and recreation that is always free or affordable,” Dunn said. “We are happy to provide this grant to support the community’s vision that future generations will use the Logan Valley Streetcar Trail for recreation, exercise, a greater appreciation of our natural beauty and resources, and a new understanding of the fascinating history behind Bellwood-Antis and Blair County.”
The Wolf Administration is providing a $155,500 grant to Antis Township for the construction of about a mile of the Logan Valley Streetcar Trail from Main St. in Bellwood Borough to Becker Road in the township.
The Logan Valley Streetcar Trail is proposed to connect to the approximately 6-mile Bells Gap Rail Trail that offers several covered benches on which to rest and enjoy the scenery.
The source of funding is the Keystone Fund, which is currently celebrating 25 years of supporting thousands of community improvements in Pennsylvania.
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Novak, 717-772-9101; firstname.lastname@example.org