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DCNR Accepting Letters of Interest for Openings on 2023 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee

10/11/2022

Harrisburg -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that the department is accepting letters of interest and resumes for two voluntary positions that will be opening on the 2023 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee.

“We are excited at the prospect of adding two new members to this extraordinary committee that will help set the course for our trails system for years to come,” Dunn said. “In addition to being great recreation resources, trails are key connectors to Pennsylvania communities and are eager to add passionate, creative trail enthusiasts to the committee.”

The agency is seeking two new members to voluntarily represent each of the following user groups: Horseback Riding and Members at Large. Members will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2023. Letters of interest and resumes are due by October 31, 2022 and must be submitted to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov. More information can be found on the Trails Advisory Committee webpage.

The 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee is charged with implementing the development of a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles for all. The committee represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises the Commonwealth on the use of state and federal trail funding.

DCNR is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion and strives to provide representation from geographic areas across the state. To increase representation from the northern portions of the state, individuals from those areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

September is Pennsylvania Trails Month and DCNR encourages residents to get outside and spend time on a trail to help improve health and wellness. ExplorePaTrails offers details on more than 650 trails covering more than 12,000 miles in Pennsylvania.

Each year, the Trail Advisory Committee selects a Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for both large and small trails and raise public awareness about the value of Pennsylvania’s trail network. The Delaware Canal State Park Towpath in Bucks and Northampton counties honored for 2022.

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