Burns: $132,000 state grant awarded for local ATV trails

EBENSBURG, July 27 – Building on previous grants to expand and maintain outdoor recreation and tourism as a major economic driver, state Rep. Frank Burns today announced Rock Run Recreation has been awarded a $132,000 state grant.

The funding will help purchase equipment and maintain 140 miles of ATV trails in Cambria and Clearfield counties.

“Over the last several years, tourism and outdoor recreation have become increasingly larger parts of local economic activity. From the Ghost Town Trail and the visitors that it attracts, to Rock Run’s ATV trails and the Incline in Johnstown, investing in these opportunities is an investment in our region,” Burns said. “These types of activities attract visitors from all over the East Coast who spend money in our communities – and that’s a win in my book.”

The Rock Run grant was one of seven awarded statewide through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Projects eligible for DCNR grants include planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction, and development of educational programs related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities.

More information about ATV and Snowmobile grants is on the DCNR website.