Grant Supports Trail Conference Gunks Greenway Project

View toward toward High Point, NJ, from trail on southern Gunks Greenway.

View toward toward High Point, NJ, from Shawangunk Ridge Trail in Southern Gunks Greenway.

April 4, 2012, MAHWAH, NJ: The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the Conservation Alliance (CA) to support the work of completing the Southern Gunks Greenway in New York. The grant was one of 19 announced on April 3, 2012, by the Conservation Alliance, a national group of outdoor industry companies that makes grants to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate.

View of Catskills from southern Gunks. Photo by Georgette Weir.The Southern Gunks Greenway is an ongoing Trail Conference campaign that combines advocacy and land acquisition to complete an unbroken greenway linking the Catskill Forest Preserve in New York and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey/Pennsylvania. These are the two largest conserved areas in the nation’s most densely populated region.

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Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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