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State Funding for Schuylkill River Trail Expansion | southeast pennsylvania

POTTSTOWN, Pa. — The Wolf administration announced Tuesday that a new $397,800 grant has been approved to help Montgomery County build the last section of the Schuylkill River Trail in the county.

“Today’s announcement shows how important it is to invest in the outdoors and provide people with access to nature. The DCNR will continue to work with the communities of the Schuylkill River Valley to ensure the vision for this trail comes to fruition,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

The closure of the Schuylkill River trail gap in Montgomery County, and the only other remaining trail gap on the trail at Manayunk, will connect downtown Philadelphia to Reading with 40 miles of continuous, multi-use trail, according to a press release from the State Department of Conservation. and natural resources.

The department says the SRT’s goal is to extend 120 miles from Frackville in Schuylkill County, through Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties to Philadelphia.

“We thank DCNR for their continued support and investment in our regional trail system,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Completing this one-mile stretch of trail in Lower Pottsgrove Township will fill the last remaining gap on the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County, providing important connections for all who use this trail.”