FEASIBILITY STUDY: THE SEPTEMBER 11TH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TRAIL BETWEEN THE DELAWARE RIVER AND THE FLIGHT 93 NAT’L MEMORIAL

PUBLIC MEETING and WORKSHOP

To be given in three locations across the Study Area in Pennsylvania
Thursday October 16, 7-9pm: Victory Fire House, 205 Webster Street, Bethlehem PA 18015

Tuesday October 21, 7-9pm: Hollidaysburg YMCA, 1111 Hewitt Street, Hollidaysburg PA 16648,

Monday October 27th, 7pm to 8:45pm: Bosler Library, 158 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Residents, agency officials, elected representatives, business people, and those with interests in history, cultural sites, and trails will have an opportunity on the evenings of October 16th, October 21st, and October 27th, 2014 to learn more about the northern leg of the September 11th National Memorial Trail now being developed between the Delaware River, the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA and the Great Allegheny Passage in Somerset County, PA. These public meetings and workshops will bring participants up-to-date on work so far, and will provide ample opportunity to share ideas, resources and feedback.

Participants are invited to partake in an evening workshop to express their ideas and provide input for the project. Maps and a questionnaire will be provided to facilitate each person’s ideas. Representatives of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance Board of Directors, the Study Committee, and the Consulting Team will be available to receive your Input and questions.

This Study Committee consists of a variety of experts drawn from the Board of Directors and others from across the entire 300-mile long trail corridor. The Consulting Team is led by Campbell Thomas & Company of Philadelphia, PA working in concert with TPW Design Studios of York, PA, and Laird LA, PLLC of Roaring Springs, PA.

Project Description as of Fall 2014

The September 11th National Memorial Trail will provide a physical linkage connecting the three memorials commemorating the tragic events that occurred at the Pentagon, Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The northern Pennsylvania trail route from the Delaware River to the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Great Allegheny Passage will span 300-miles, connecting communities, significant sites, and local memorials along the way. Once complete, the September 11th National Memorial Trail will total 1,100-miles of non-motorized cycling and walking trail. It will serve as a recreational and transportation venue for promoting tourism, economic development, healthy bodies and minds, and cultural and educational opportunities for generations to come.

This project is being financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnership Program, Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, under administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, as well in part by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

Handouts –
Press Release for Public Workshops 2014-10-16, 21, and 27

Public Workshop Handout 2014-10-13

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