Parks & Trails New York announced the recipients of $50,000 in grants to support communities participating in the Genesee Valley Trail Town initiative.
The grants will enable the ten Genesee Valley Trail Towns to take advantage of visitation to the Genesee Valley Greenway and other outdoor recreational resources in the area, foster place-making efforts, create safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians in Trail Town communities and implement projects identified in the Genesee Valley Trail Town Initiative’s community action plans.
The Trail Town Initiative aims to boost outdoor tourism, create more resilient communities and support the region’s post-COVID recovery.
The 10 Genesee Valley Trail Town communities are: the towns of Caneadea, Cuba and Hume in Allegany County, the towns of Avon, Geneseo, Mount Morris, Nunda and York in Livingston County, the towns of Wheatland in Monroe County and the town of Perry in Wyoming County.
The Genesee Valley Trail Town grants are made possible by funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
“The Genesee Valley is truly one of the most stunning regions of New York state,” said Robin Dropkin, executive director of Parks & Trails New York, in a statement. “This funding will not only help local communities showcase the unique attractions, services and amenities available to both visitors and residents, but will also allow them to better promote the diverse experiences that this region has to offer.”
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