ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Recreational Trails Grants. Funding is available for development and maintenance of recreational trails and facilities, acquisition of trail right-of-way and development of trail safety and education programs. The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded reimbursable trail grant program. The following projects were awarded in Southeast Alaska:
Upper Dewey Lakes Trail Restoration - Phase III: Project funds will be used to address deferred maintenance needs and remedy rutted, dangerous sections of the trail. The proposed work will involve reconstruction of impacted trail tread through use of paid professional stone masonry contractors. The Municipality of Skagway was awarded $37,385 for this project.
Skaters Lake Trail Project: Funds will be used to resurface and extend an existing trail around Skater’s Lake utilizing the Annette Islands School to Work Youth Program, which is composed of local community members and volunteers. This project will create a one mile trail to fulfill health and wellness goals for the community and include interpretive signs to enhance awareness of local plants and wildlife, as well as cultural values. The Metlakatla Native Corporation was awarded $50,000 for this project.