R.I. projects receive $1.5M in trail grants

PROVIDENCE – The state has awarded 28 projects a total of $1,524,725 in recreational trail grants from federal transportation funds. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



recreation

R.I. projects receive $1.5M in trail grants

Posted 5/6/13

PROVIDENCE – The state has awarded 28 projects a total of $1,524,725 in recreational trail grants from federal transportation funds.

According to a news release, grants from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, R.I. Department of Transportation and the R.I. Trails Advisory Committee will support trail development and improvement projects.

Communities and nonprofit organizations receiving the grant money include Appalachian Mountain Club, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Barrington, Blackstone Park Conservancy, Blackstone River Watershed Council, Borders Farm Preservation Inc., Burrillville, Coventry, Cumberland, Glocester Land Trust, Hopkinton Land Trust, Jamestown, Johnston Historical Society, Newport, Norman Bird Sanctuary, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Pawtuxet River Authority, Smithfield, The Nature Conservancy, Tiverton Open Space Commission, Warren, Warwick and Westerly Land Trust.

The grants draw upon federal funds made available under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The grants may be used to create new recreational trails, as well as restore and improve existing recreational trails, for both hikers and other trail users. The grants may also be used for trail construction and maintenance equipment such as tractors, lawnmowers, chainsaws and brush cutters. The grants provide 80 percent of the cost, up to $100,000, for projects. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, October 3rd for applications for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement