Category: Land Trails
What Do You Want in a Trail?

What Do You Want in a Trail?

May 20, 2020By: Zhenya Nalywayko

This post by PEC’s Zhenya Nalywayko appeared in the TTF Watershed Partnership blog on May 18. Walking, hiking, and biking. Enhanced safety for children, and scenic routes to schools, libraries, and train stations. Vandalism, lack of privacy, money shortfalls, and...

County supports further development of Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

April 9, 2020Meadville Tribune

Crawford County commissioners have given their support to further development of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail in eastern Crawford County at no cost to the county. At their video conferenced meeting Wednesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $1.5 million grant application...

500 by 2025

500 by 2025

March 2, 2020By: Sarah Clark Stuart

This guest post was contributed by Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, one of PEC’s key partners in the Circuit Trails Coalition.   The Circuit Trails Coalition has big plans for the future of...

Northeast proud of its hiking areas

March 1, 2020Altoona Mirror

DENNISON TWP. — From hikes with astronomers, doctors and foresters to yoga by the river and a winter kayaking trip called Shiverfest, regional outdoors enthusiasts have tried novel ways to promote trails and waterways. During a recent trails meeting, volunteers...

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

January 21, 2020By: Lizzie Hessek

PEC’s mission is to protect and restore environment to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. We believe that trail development is an effective way to achieve that mission because trails lead people from their own backyards into the...

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

November 22, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Trails beautify neighborhoods and make communities more livable — but that’s only the beginning. A 2019 report from the East Coast Greenway Alliance shows how every dollar spent developing the ECG corridor through the Delaware River Watershed comes back almost...

Dinniman Announces $400,000 for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Improvements

November 17, 2019My ChesCo

HARRISBURG, PA — Three Chester County municipalities and one conservancy will receive nearly $400,000 in total state funding for park improvements and conservation projects, announced state Senator Andy Dinniman. In addition, several regional initiatives impacting Chester County residents will receive...

Chesco gets $400,000 to improve parks, trails, outdoor recreation

November 14, 2019Southern Chester County Weeklies

WEST CHESTER—Three Chester County municipalities and one conservancy will receive nearly $400,000 in total state funding for park improvements and conservation projects. In addition, several regional initiatives impacting Chester County residents will receive nearly $2 million in state support to...