Vermont Trail Projects to receive over $540,000 in state recreation grants

REGION – Governor Phil Scott announced the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is awarding $547,571 in grant money from the Recreational Trails Program to help fund 14 significant trail projects across Vermont.

“Vermont’s outdoor recreational opportunities add to the quality of life, and draw tourists from around the world to our beautiful state,” said Gov. Scott. “These grants play an important role in supporting trail projects throughout the state, and I appreciate the Department’s work to continue this program.”

This year’s grant awards will go towards the following trail projects in our region:

Town of Killington: 5.3 miles of new mountain bike trails in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Green Mountain Club: Butler Lodge historic renovations and puncheon replacement along ridge top of Mt. Mansfield at Profanity Trail junction and at Eagle Pass.

VAST: Winter grooming of the statewide VAST trails system.

Skitchewaug Trail Riders in Springfield, VT: New grooming equipment to maintain Skitchewaug’s trail system of snowmobile trails.

Grant funds are made available each year through the federal Recreational Trails Program for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to build and maintain public recreational trails.

For more information on the Recreational Trails Program, visit the Recreation Trails Program website or contact program administrator Sherry Winnie at sherry.winnie@vermont.gov or 802-760-8450.

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