Outdoors Digest

Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2005

Recreational trail grants awarded

Alaska State Parks announces the recipients of 2005 recreational trail grants.

The recreational trail program is a federally funded competitive and reimbursable matching grant process. Grants are available for development and maintenance of recreational trails and facilities, acquisition of trail rights-of-way and development of safety and environmental protection education programs. Awards are given throughout the state. Southeast Alaska awards include:

• Battery Point Trail rehabilitation, $18,254 to widen, harden, provide maintenance and reroute sections.

• Pt. Bridget Trail, $26,500 to reroute and rebuild sections.

• Eagle River State Recreation Area Multipurpose Trail, $7,276 to top-cap existing trail with gravel to accommodate wheelchairs.

To obtain more information, visit the State Parks Web site at www.alaskatrails.org or call Samantha Carroll at (907) 269-8699.

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