UPCOMING NORTH BRANCH CANAL TRAIL WORK DAYS
AND PARTIAL GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT It's time to get this trail open to the public.
Please read on to learn more about how you can help make that happen.
trail work days
Monday, 8/31 - Friday, 9/4
8:00am - 2:00pm
We're planning a week-long push to kick off a month of trail preparations. Please join us Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday (all weather permitting) for brush and small tree trimming, weed whacking, trail grading and seeding along the Mahoning Township (Montour County) and Montour Township (Columbia County) sections of the trail. Meet at the temporary trailhead on River Drive, one mile east of the Danville Soccer Park (adjacent to the North Shore RR crossing). Please bring gloves, boots, picks, shovels and rakes if you have them (as well as a drink and snack to help keep you going).
additional September trail work days
(all 8:00am - 2:00pm, weather permitting)
We're tentatively planning additional work days in September on:
North Branch Canal Trail signage coming soon!
Thanks to the support of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), official trail signage will be installed along the North Branch Canal Trail corridor this month. We'll be installing mileage markers at each 0.1 mile mark, as well as various caution and information signage where needed. Watch for new trailhead kiosk signage as well.
$146,000 grant to support the North Branch Canal Trail
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and Montour Area Recreation Commission were recently awarded $146,000 in grant funding from the Williams Transco Pipeline Atlantic Sunrise Project / Conservation Fund Environmental Stewardship Program to support the construction of the North Branch Canal Trail between Danville and Catawissa, as well as planning for the Catawissa to Bloomsburg portion of the trail. Watch for culverts, bridges and other trail features in coming months made possible by this grant.
GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
12:00PM - 2:00PM
The day we've been waiting for is nearly here! MARC is planning a partial opening of the first 0.4 mile-long portion of the North Branch Canal Trail in Mahoning Township, Montour County on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Details for this and related events are now being planned, so watch for future updates as they become available.
Donate now to help build the North Branch Canal Trail
Even if you can't volunteer on one of the trail work days, you can still help build the trail. Please consider making a donation to help support our efforts. Online donations are being accepted through the Montour Area Recreation Commission's fund at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.
Click here to donate online
(Look for 'Montour Area Recreation Commission Agency Fund' under the 'Organization Endowment and School Foundation Funds' header.)
To learn more about any of the upcoming events,
please contact Bob Stoudt, MARC Director, at (570) 336-2060
More information about the North Branch Canal Trail project can also be found on
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