DEEP Awards Grant to Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison

Nov 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

Development of this CT Designated Greenway

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that Connecticut is awarding grant money to support the development of a section of The Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison, a CT Designated Greenway (2009).  The Shoreline Greenway Trail is planned to take users along Connecticut’s coast from Hammonasset State Park in Madison twenty-five miles to Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor.

The Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc will receive $168,938.00 from the Connecticut Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The funds will be used in collaboration with CT State Parks to both establish the eastern-most trail head for the greenway and connect users to the Hammonasset State Park trail system.

The Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc. a non-profit organization has been fundraising, educating potential property owners and working on designing, building and maintaining this trail since 2003.   Visit their website at: http://shorelinegreenwaytrail.org/.  The RTP is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration administered through the DEEP.  Recreational Trails Program funds may be used for:

  • Construction of new trails (motorized and non-motorized).
  • Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails (motorized and non-motorized).
  • Access to trails by persons with disabilities.
  • Purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Acquisition of land or easements for a trail, or for trail corridors.
  • Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as related to recreational trails.

Visit www.ct.gov/dep/rectrails for details.

For further information contact: Laurie Giannotti, DEEP Recreational Trails & Greenways Program at (860) 424-3578.

 

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