Oct. 16, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced $525,000 in Community Conservation Partnership Program trails, ATV and snowmobile grants have been awarded to North Catasauqua and Northampton boroughs.

The funding from the program that comes from a variety of sources, including the Keystone and Environmental Stewardship funds, ATV and snowmobile restricted accounts, and federal Pennsylvania Recreational Trails funds.

“Both of these grants will expand trail opportunities to area residents,” Mako said. “In particular, the North Catasauqua grant will help create almost 62 miles of continuously connected trail in the Lehigh Valley. The pandemic has influenced people to focus on staycations and increased the use of recreational opportunities close to home. I’m pleased the state was able to assist with funding these two important projects.”

The $500,000 North Catasauqua grant will be used to further develop the D&L trail, including about 1.8 miles of trail from the Northampton County line in North Catasauqua Borough to West 10th Street in Northampton Borough. The project also will allow for construction of a retaining wall and bridge and create Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. The $25,000 grant to Northampton will assist with preparation of a study for development of about half a mile of the Nor-Bath Trail.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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