Trail Construction Grant Applications Available and Workshops Scheduled
Application forms for the 2017 funding round of projects are now available on the 2017 application page. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.
Two workshops are scheduled to review program changes for this year:
- Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 7 PM at the Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville
- Thursday, May 18 from 10 AM to 12 noon at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township
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.