Did you bike, hike or run on one of the great trails in the region this summer? There certainly are a lot of them. As a key starting point in the initiative to Connect the Regional Trail System, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, a sponsor of P32, and The Progress Fund, the organization leading the initiative, generated an asset map of trails in a 46-county region. The asset map will be used as an interactive tool with regional trail groups and municipalities to make strategic decisions for completing the regional trail system to plan targeted trail-based economic development at promising sites across the region. There will be a public launch of the mapping tool at the "Forks of the Ohio Trails Symposium" in early 2013.
The fall is a fabulous time to get out and enjoy the beauty of our 32 countries. Visit the Progress Fund website for ideas.