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Meherrin River Trail obtains assistance from Park Service

SoVaNow.com / December 05, 2012
The National Park Service announced this week that the Meherrin River Trail in Southside Virginia has been selected to receive assistance from the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program.

The Meherrin River Trail is an initiative spearheaded by the Virginia Tourism Corporation and local jurisdictions to increase river access, recreational opportunities, economic development, and river stewardship in Southside Virginia. The Meherrin River Trail Committee has been organized to coordinate the project, chaired by Kim Callis, South Hill Town Manager.

Over the next year the National Park Service RTCA staff will assist local partners with the identification and evaluation of potential water access sites and connections to other recreation facilities, like parks and trails.

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA staff support locally-led community efforts to develop new trails and greenways, conserve rivers and protect and manage open space.

This year, 55 projects in 13 states were selected to receive technical assistance from RTCA. The Meherrin River Trail project will also support the goals of the Americas Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative, a national effort to expand access and revitalize connections to the outdoors.

For additional project information on the Meherrin River Trail, contact Kim Callis at 434.447.3191. For more information on the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program, visit http://www.nps.gov/rtca.

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