by Channel 2 News staff
Friday, February 05, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Division of Parks and Recreation announced the recipients of 2010 Recreational Trail Grant. 18 projects received funding from the program. Funds totaled $584,224.
Among the new projects are an off-highway vehicle obstacle course near the Knik River Public Use Area, a raised wildlife viewing tower at the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Nordic ski trails in Girdwood, an emergency shelter cabin in Western Alaska and groomed ski trails in Cooper Landing.
Also gaining funds are many trail improvements and a training class for trail planning and cost estimation.
Six projects garnered $50,000: Phase II of the Point Higgins Trail Construction Project in Ketchikan, the Pratt Museum Forest Trails Project in Homer, the wildlife viewing tower on the Hay Flats, the Girdwood Nordic ski trails, Phase II of the Happy Valley Trail construction and safety and maintenance upgrades to the Chena Hot Springs Road Trail.