Armstrong County officials are turning to communities along the Allegheny River for money needed to designate the river as a Pennsylvania Water Trail.
Officials are asking each of the 21 communities that border the river to contribute $250 toward the final $3,000 needed to reach the $21,000 goal to start working toward the state designation, said Kevin Andrews, director of the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau.
“We’re getting very close to our mark, so we’re hoping these donations will give us that final boost by the end of the year,” Andrews said. “We know not every community will be able to contribute the full amount, but we’re hoping they will contribute something.”
The designation aims to bolster the region’s economy through promotion of regional businesses and attractions along the rivers with maps and other information through the Fish and Boat Commission…