2016 Trail Construction Grant Awards
The Trail Program Advisory Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 21. The Board of Chosen Freeholders approved their recommendations at their meeting on December 14.
The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders created the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program to provide grant funding to municipalities for the construction of trails on preserved, public parkland. In November 2014, the voting electorate of Morris County approved the ballot question to allow trail construction as a permitted use under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund by a margin of nearly 3 to 1.
The Morris County Trail Construction Program will operate as a collective and collaborative effort of the Morris County Park Commission and the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation.
The recreational trail use opportunities created by the program will support cultural tourism efforts and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Morris County. The program will rely upon local communities and their government representatives to provide inspiration, planning and commitment, as well as meeting the matching funds requirement, to make these trail projects a reality.