$1.1 million in Missouri trail funding announced

According to KSPR.com:
Gov. Matt Blunt announced today that 16 trail projects in Missouri will receive approximately $1,102,593 in funding through the federal Recreational Trails Program. The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded grant program for trail-related land acquisition, development or restoration.
Projects receiving grants were:
  • Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, Jefferson City, Missouri Educational Trail Summit, $6,000
  • Grace Hill Settlement House, St. Louis, St. Louis Riverfront Trail, $99,953
  • Missouri Department of Conservation, Clifty Creek Natural Area Trail, Pulaski County, $14,780
  • City of Columbia, MKT Nature/Fitness Trail, $95,549
  • Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, Richwood Creek Trails Project, $99,563
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources, White River Trail at Table Rock State Park, Branson, $72,300
  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and Ozark Greenways, Inc., Springfield, Valley Water Mill trail connections, $100,000
  • Putnam Co. R-I School District, Putnam, Prairie Trail, $99,853
  • City of Portage des Sioux, Portage des Sioux Trail in St. Charles County, $71,122
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources, upgrades to paved trail at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site, Clay County, $48,885
  • Missouri Department of Conservation, Roubidoux Creek Trail at Roubidoux Creek Conservation Area, Pulaski County, $24,588
  • City of Wildwood, Wildwood Greenway Phase 7, $100,000
    Missouri Department of Natural Resources, resurface Braille
  • Trail at Elephant Rocks State Park, Iron County, $96,482
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources, restroom replacement at off-road-vehicle area, St. Joe State Park, Park Hills, $80,000
  • Midwest Trail Riders Association, Viburnum Trend Riding Area trailhead restroom, Iron County, $74,918
  • Friends of St. Joe State Park/Missouri Dirt Riders, trail maintenance at St. Joe State Park, Park Hills, $18,600

The 16 grant recipients were chosen from 57 applications.

The selections are based on recommendations from the Missouri Trails Advisory Board, which represents various trail interest groups.

MoBikeFed board member Jeff Huff is a member of the Trails Advisory Board.

MoBikeFed board and staff members have participated in committees distributing over $20 million in Enhancements, Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality, Recreational Trails, and other bicycle/pedestrian-related funding.

We see it as our responsibility to work within these committees to create policies and select projects that will be the most effective and economical use of these public funds.

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