2009 recipients of Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2) grants . Included among the awards was $50,000 to Fairmount Park to conduct an engineering study of the Wissahickon Gateway to determine the best way to construct a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge from Kelly Drive over the creek so to avoid Ridge Avenue (the dark green hatch line in the image to the right.) This engineering study is the first step necessary to move forward on designing and building the most critical missing link of the Schuylkill River Trail.
A second C2P2 award that helps Complete the Trail is a $250,000 grant to Lower Merion Township to build the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. LMT will use this grant along with funding from the Montgomery County open space bond fund to start building this trail by the end of 2010.