Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pennsylvania's DCNR Awards Grants for Complete the SRT segments

Last month, Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced its 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.


Dr. Phila said...

I was looking at the Wissahickon gateway trail alignment graphic and was wondering: Why can't the trail continue through along the river instead of coming inland and in behind the peco station. I see there is a single family home-looking structure and the corner of the schuylkill and wisshickon creeks which could be preventing this option. What is the status of that building? ie. ownership? use?


John Boyle said...

Philadelphia Canoe Club - http://www.philacanoe.org/