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Here are some examples of CGT member projects:

The projects undertaken by the members of the Council on Greenways & Trails (CGT) build and showcase the region’s trails and natural greenways as the connectors to this unique place.  The awareness of this area and draw to visitors has grown as one project has lead to another and the whole has become greater than the sum of its parts.

CGT 2008 - 2015
CGT 2008 - 2015
CGT 2008 - 2015

2008 - 2015 Accomplishments

2008-0 Progress Report
2008-0 Progress Report
2008-0 Progress Report

2008-2009 Progress Report

2009-1 Progress Report
2009-1 Progress Report
2009-1 Progress Report

2009-2010 Progress Report

2010-1 Progress Report
2010-1 Progress Report
2010-1 Progress Report

2010-2011 Progress Report

2011-1 Progress Report
2011-1 Progress Report
2011-1 Progress Report

2011-2012 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report

2012

Progress Report

2013 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report

2013

Progress Report

2014 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report

2014

Progress Report

Stewardship and Maintenance

The "Over the Hill Gang" have taken the stewardship of the hiking trails in Oil Creek State Park to a new level.  They care for these trails and have made them world class for events such as the OC100 which is now an international trail running race.  The work is hard but rewarding. 

Canoe/Kayak Access

The Allegheny Valley Conservancy created a new canoe/kayak access to the Allegheny River at Dotter, about four miles north of Emlenton.  Located next to the trail and a parking area, the access has a circular drive for loading and unloading and a picnic pavilion.

 

The origianal access to the water was completed by a high school senior with assistance from the Venango Conservation District and other volunteer labor and machinery.  It has since been upgraded with more steps and handrail. 

 

Camping is permitted with access from both the trail and the river.

Trail gap projects...​Infrastructure needs...Partnerships

CGT partners are working to complete trail projects throughout the region.  One such project is the extension of the East Branch Trail between Corry and Spartansburg.  Once funding is obtained, the Black Bridge will be renovated and the trail will travel through a new trailhead gateway to the business district in Corry.

Infrastructure such as former railroad bridges and tunnels, trailheads, signage and connections to town are important to the trail system but can also be major obstacles for volunteer groups.  Partnerships with experienced groups, stakeholders and funders are the first step to completing these projects.

Trail Towns along the EPT

The Trail Town concept, connecting the economic benefits of trails and greenways to our communities is expanding along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

 

     ♦ 5 Towns officially designated

             Titusville, Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Foxburg

     ♦ Titusville completed a Trail Town Master Plan in 2013.

     ♦ Corry and Spartansburg completed assessments and is 

        implementing projects along with other programs.

     ♦ Two Trail Town Summits have been held for local businesses.

     ♦ Over 50 businesses signed up for the Trail Town Certified

        Business Network with The Progress Fund.

     ♦Two towns in Clarion County have also begun Trail Town

       planning.