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Recognizing the worth of natural, heritage and recreational resources...

planning now, enjoying forever.

The Council on Greenways & Trails

Recreation & Access

Recognition of hard work:
2024 Greenways Awards

Thomas J. Allen Partner of the Year - 2024

Ernst Conservation Seeds specializes in native and naturalized species of plants for restoration, reclamation, conservation, wildlife and pollinator habitat enhancement, renewable biomass energy, and beautification, The company and its Founder and President, Calvin L Ernst, have been partners of non-profit French Creek Recreational Trails, Inc. (FCRT), which operates the Ernst Trail.


James E. Holden Volunteer of the Year - 2024

Jordan Anderson's chosen project for the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award, will help with the problem of confusion and limited vehicular access that sometimes slows first responders reaching injured or lost recreational users on local trails.  She installed 13 new signs with trailhead names and distances. GPS readings created a map and information distributed to emergency services departments.

Richard M. Garrard Greenways Neighbor of the Year - 2024

The Titusville Iron Works Tap House, created and run by Bob Joyce, has become a central venue supporting trails and racing in the Oil Region. 

It serves as the registration, start, and finish venue for races which bring thousands of visitors into Titusville and the region. They are they are actively supporting the trails and contributing to its flourishing in the area.

2024 Nature Art Showcase

The Council on Greenways & Trails (CGT) works with those in the region that are realizing the value of our natural and outdoor recreational resources and partnering to protect and/or develop those resources for the benefit of our citizens, visitors and increased economic impact.

Our trails and waterways, parks and open space provide adventure and inspiration.

What will you find?

Where will yours be?

Meeting dates & speakers

Are you a business with goods or services outdoor recreation visitors need?
Are you in a Trail Town?

Recreation & Economic Development

2013 EPT Trail User Survey & Economic Impact Analysis


Full Report

Where will you go this year?
What inspires you?

Become a CGT member and support the work!

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CGT members
are making sure the region has what visitors and residents need!  Look at what we are doing!


 * Protection of Natural Resources

 * Support of Economic Prosperity

 * Stewardship of Pennsylvania's 

    Rural and Farmland Legacy

 * Conservation of Scenic, Historic

    and Cultural Resources

 * Public Recreation, Health, and


 * Creation of Educational


 * Promotion of Sustainable

   Development &

   Sound Land Use


Through the partnerships and the projects already completed, the members of the Council on Greenways & Trails are working together as never before.  Connections are being made through the realization that partnerships can impact entire regions and seemingly intangible quality of life issues can have real economic impact

Get Involved

Join a trail group or a local land trust.  What skills and talents can you add to the projects?


Are you a business that provides goods and services to trail users?


Nominate someone or a group for the Greenways Awards.

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