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Harlem Valley Rail Trail Big Check Event


 On Wednesday, September 1st  at Taconic State Park, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association was awarded $75,000 through the Park and Trail Partnership Grant program for improvements of 4 miles of trail running through Taconic State Park. The Park and Trail Partnership Grants are funded through the Environmental Protection Fund and are coordinated by the non-profit organization, Parks & Trails New York in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Featured in the photo L to R:

Edgar Masters, Commissioner Taconic Regional Commission; Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Assembly District 106; Chris Rickard, Manager Taconic State Park; Jeanne Mettler, Copake Town Supervisor; Ray Doherty, Regional Parks Operations Manager; Dick Hermans, Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association (HVRTA) Chair; Vicki Benjamin- HVRTA Board Member; Lisa DeLeeuw, HVRTA Executive Director; Jonathan Duda, Grants Coordinator, Parks & Trails New York