ALBANY – Several municipalities in Wyoming and Livingston counties are set to receive funding through Parks & Trails New York.
A round of grants was announced Wednesday to support communities participating in the Genesee Valley Trail Town initiative.
“The Genesee Valley is truly one of the most amazing areas in New York State,” Parks & Trails New York executive director Robin Dropkin said in a press release. “This funding will not only help local communities showcase the unique attractions, services and amenities available to visitors and residents, but also allow them to better promote the diverse experiences this area has to offer.”
The grants will allow those selected to enjoy visits to the Genesee Valley Greenway and other outdoor recreational resources in the area; fostering place-making efforts; create safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians; and implement projects identified in the Genesee Valley Trail Town Initiative Community Action Plans.
Grants will be awarded in conjunction with the Genesee Valley Trail Town Initiative, a collaborative effort between Letchworth Gateway Villages, Parks & Trails New York, Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Genesee Valley Greenway State Park, and 10 communities along the 90-mile . Genesee Valley Greenway.
The Trail Town initiative aims to boost outdoor tourism, create more resilient communities and support the region’s post-COVID recovery.
The Genesee Valley Trail Town Grants are made possible through funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
not Perry Main Street Association – A total of $11,000 for signage at multiple locations and a self-service tool kiosk for bike service along the Silver Lake Trail.
not Town of York Trail Town Committee — A total of $7,642 for parking signs at the Piffard Trailhead; a gazebo, bike rack and bench at the Fowlerville trailhead; a bike rack and bench at York Landing; signage on River Road; and promotional material.
not Village of Nunda – A total of $5,098 for a bike rack and benches along the Nunda Branch Trail of the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park, as well as parking signs and a bike rack in the village.
not Village of Geneseo — A total of $3,123 for the completion of the Geneseo Loop Trail, including draining and maintaining the trail, marking the trail with lights and directional signs, and installing benches along of the trail.
not Letchworth Gateway Villages — A total of $2,185 for the printing of Genesee Valley Trail Town marketing materials, including brochures, customizable community brochure inserts, hanger cards and square cards.