Monday, January 16, 2012

National Park Service will work with Norwalk River Valley Trai

Norwalk to Receive Assistance for River Valley Trail

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the Friends of Norwalk River Valley Trail, Inc., to build a trail along the Norwalk River connecting the Long Island Sound to Danbury. The assistance comes as part of the agency’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program.
This 27-mile, multi-use trail will provide a scenic route for cyclists, hikers and walkers and connect rail stations, schools, offices and the Weire Farm National Historic Site. The RTCA will help a Steering Committee prepare early actions to be implemented as soon as a routing study has been completed.
Under the RTCA program, the National Park Service helps communities and neighborhoods to preserve valuable open spaces, revitalize nearby rivers, and develop trail and greenway networks in order to reconnect Americans to nature. This year’s projects were selected from the most competitive field of requests ever received by the agency.
To read more about this and other Connecticut projects benefiting from federal assistance, click here.