Trails Grant To Be Well-Spent By The National Park Service At Chesapeake Bay

National Park Service Chesapeake Bay was one of 37 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Now in its sixth year, the Active Trails program supports healthy living by getting people out and active in national parks through projects that help restore, protect, and/or create land and water trails across the country. These projects include hands-on learning, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, volunteering, and more.

“Through the Active Trails program, people across the country are connecting with their parks, discovering more ways to lead active and healthy lives, and giving back to the places they love,” said Dan Wenk, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “These grants are critical to helping with ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance the 17,000 miles of land and water trails across the National Park System.”

With this funding, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay worked with partners to create the All-Sensory Trail at Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park. The state park is a partner site along the Star Spangled Banner and Captain John Smith Chesapeake national historic trails.

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