The Great American Rail-Trail, as envisioned by the Rails-to-Trail Conservancy over a 3,700-mile, coast-to-coast routes, will include 4 existing trails in southwestern Pennsylvania. The preferred route for the trail, which the RTC revealed earlier this month, will run from Washington, D.C., to the Pacific Ocean at Puget Sound in Washington state. In Pennsylvania, the current plan for the national trail would incorporate 124.3 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage, 17.5 miles of the Montour Trail, 15.9 miles of the Panhandle Trail and 3.6 miles of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, and would need to fill a 10.6-mile trail gap from Pittsburgh to Coraopolis.Pennsylvania counties with a piece of the Great American Rail-Trail would be Allegheny, Fayette, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.“This trail is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide, together, an enduring gift to the nation that will bring joy for generations to come,” said Ryan Chao, president of the … [Read more...] about Where will the Great American Rail-Trail cross Pennsylvania?
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3 minutes agoHarrison commissioners will be considering how to rebuild the township’s zoning and ordinance office after accepting the resignations of two of its three officials. Commissioners voted 3-0 Thursday to accept the resignations of office supervisor Lindsay Fraser and department coordinator Jody Lamison. Both will be effective March 1. Commissioners William Heasley, Robin Bergstrom and Charles Dizard voted to accept the resignations. Commissioners William Poston and Gary Lilly were absent. At least three of the five township commissioners needed to be present for the board to be able to vote. Fraser and Lamison had announced their intentions to resign in an email to township officials last Friday. Heasley said both are leaving on “friendly” and “amicable” terms. He said neither will be receiving a severance package. Both had received pay raises along with other township officials in December. Fraser’s pay was increased by 3 percent, to … [Read more...] about Harrison commissioners accept resignations of 2 zoning, ordinance officials
Project includes a $20 million education center20 homes to be demolished to make way for tourist destinationDestination expected to draw 1 million visitors annually National Park Service A $100 million project will demolish 20 homes to expand recreation at River Raisin National Battlefield Park. It was the site of the Battle of Frenchtown, an important battle in the War of 1812. The River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe is undergoing an estimated $100 million redevelopment to turn the historical site into a tourist destination.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and private partners will fund the redevelopment project at the location of the Battle of Frenchtown, an important battle in the War of 1812, the Detroit Free Press reported.The project launched Monday will begin with the purchase of 20 houses that will be demolished to make room for a recreation of historic Frenchtown and a $20 million education center.Officials estimate the changes … [Read more...] about $100 million River Raisin National Battlefield redevelopment begins
Marc Daalder Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 It's one of the most important turning points in U.S. history – the deadliest battle in the War of 1812, helping shape American policy toward native nations and opening the way for westward expansion. But in the history books and America's national consciousness, the Battle of Frenchtown isn't listed alongside Yorktown, Gettysburg, Omaha Beach, Okinawa or the Battle of Hue. That may be about to change. A $100-million redevelopment is launching Monday with the goal of turning the River Raisin National Battlefield in southeastern Michigan into a historical, cultural, recreational and ecological tourist destination. River Raisin Heritage Corridor kicks off with purchase of 20 houses that will be demolished to make room for a re-creation of historic Frenchtown and a $20-million educational center. The project is predicted to bring more than 1 million visitors and $30 million … [Read more...] about Michigan’s Gettysburg? River Raisin kicks off $100 million redevelopment