FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2018

 

Wolf Administration Announces Investment in ATV Trails, Facilities

 

 Harrisburg, PA The Wolf Administration today announced grants totaling $425,700 to three recipients in Pennsylvania for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, equipment and related facilities.

 The grants are administered through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) with funding provided from ATV registrations as outlined in Act 97 of 2016.

 "Using funds from ATV riders when they register their vehicles, these grants will help improve riding opportunities," DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. "ATV trails draw visitors and can have a positive economic impact on nearby communities."

 The grants by county are:

  • Armstrong and Lawrence -- Mines and Meadows LLC, $154,600, to prepare a plan to further develop the campground facility at the 870 acre Mines and Meadows ATV Park in New Beaver Township, Lawrence County, and a trail study for the development of a 1,700 acre site in Brady's Bend Township, Armstrong County.
  • Bradford -- Athens Township, $185,100, for development of Round Top Park in Athens Township, including rehabilitation of approximately 4 miles of ATV trails and a trailhead, construction of a pavilion and comfort station, landscaping, and other related site improvements.
  • Cambria, Indiana -- Rock Run Recreation, Inc., $86,000, to purchase equipment to construct and maintain approximately 140 miles of off-highway vehicle trails at Rock Run Recreation Area in Cambria and Indiana counties.

 DCNR's grant program can help to buy land; develop plans and surveys; construct and maintain ATV trails; buy equipment; and conduct educational programs relating to ATV use.  Grants can fund up to 80 percent of a project.

 DCNR can award grants two times each year to federal and state agencies, municipalities and profit and nonprofit organizations for trail development on county, municipal, non-profit and private lands. 

 With a few limited exceptions, all ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a title issued by DCNR. Pennsylvania has around 279,000 registered ATVs. 

For more information about ATV grants, visit the DCNR website at www.dcnr.pa.us and choose "Grants."

 MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Novak, 717-579-5177; cnovak@pa.gov

 

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