Applicants wanted for Trail Advisory committee

 HARRISBURG – The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking applicants for five open positions on the 2021 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee.

The advisory committee is charged with implementing recommendations of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to develop a land and water trail network throughout the state to help make outdoor recreation accessible to all Pennsylvanians.

The 20-member DCNR-appointed committee represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises on the use of state and federal trail funding.

Pennsylvania is a national leader in trail development, providing its citizens and visitors with more than 12,000 miles of trails, from gentle pathways threading through miles of preserved greenways, to remote, rugged trails scaling the state’s highest mountains.

“Never before has there been such an interest in Pennsylvania’s outdoors and the state’s trail system has been among the strongest magnets, drawing those seeking refuge from these trying times in the solitude of nature,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “Incoming committee members will be tasked with not only meeting this strong demand but also charting new paths for new trails devotees to follow.”

DCNR is accepting letters of interest and resumes for committee members to represent People with Disabilities and Snowmobiling user groups and fill three Members-at-Large positions. Members will serve a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021.

Cover letter and resume are due by Oct. 31 and must be submitted to [email protected] More information can be found on the DCNR website.

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