The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources hosted the Laurel Highlands Trail Summit, featuring workshops in marketing, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, trail maintenance and sustainability.

DNCR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn was the summit’s featured speaker.

She discussed the economic benefits that the Great Allegheny Passage – a nationally popular hiking and biking trail which connects Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, passing through Somerset County on the way – brings to the Laurel Highlands region…