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Equestrian Trail System To Receive $64,805 Grant

The Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System will receive $64,805 from the state Park and Trail Partnership Grants program.

The money will be used to rehabilitate the trail known as The Boulevard, which acts as a point of access for trail users and has been closed for the past two years due to logging.

The Park and Trail Partnership Grants program is funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund. The grants support partner group efforts to raise private funds for capital projects, perform maintenance and beautification undertakings, provide educational programming, and promote public use of the parks through hosting of special events.

Grants are administered in partnership with the not-for-profit advocacy group Parks & Trails New York. Recipients must raise outside funding of at least 10% of the grant amount received.

“New York’s beautiful state parks, trails, public lands and historic sites offer world-class outdoor recreational opportunities that continue to support tourism and grow local economies,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “These partnership organizations provide invaluable support to our park system, and the grants announced today will help bolster efforts for these groups to build a better state parks system for generations to come.”

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