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DCNR secretary celebrates grant for York Rail Trail
DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti recently visited York County to personally follow up on Gov. Corbett’s December announcement that state residents will benefit from new recreational opportunities, expanded protection of natural resources and locally-driven community projects as a result of more than $38 million in new grants to be distributed across the state.

At the event, the secretary announced a $157,000 grant to the York County Rail Trail Authority to further develop almost a mile segment of the York County Heritage Rail Trail in Manchester Township and North York Borough.

Sec. Ferretti with Rep. Kevin Schreiber and officials celebrate grant for York Rail Trail.

“Pennsylvania has thousands of miles of trails that provide a tremendous amount of recreational and leisure opportunities. They are so important because they connect places, they connect natural resources to community revitalization and they connect people to the outdoors,” Ferretti said. “DCNR is proud to have assisted with planning and supporting the York County Rail Trail, and on the four additional projects in York County making our total investment in this round more than half a million dollars.”

All township grant projects and grants announced by Gov. Corbett are easily accessed on DCNR’s latest interactive, web-based map that delineates projects by county, streets and areas of interest.

The York County Rail Trail Authority is a volunteer, nine-member Authority formed in 1990 under the direction of the York County Board of Commissioners. The Authority's mission is to enrich York County communities and countryside through the development of a network of public trails. For more information on the trail go here.

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February 5, 2014

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