Trail Volunteer Fund
Gallery of Projects

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The Trail Volunteer Fund was established in 2007, and the first grant was made in early 2008. Since then, the Fund made about a dozen grants each year. To date, the Fund has supported 45 projects on 12 trails, including 17 on various sections of the Great Allegheny Passage. Nine of the projects have been carried out by youth groups, including several  Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Star Award projects.

Grants have supported equipment and materials for maintenance equipment, bridge and trail surfacing, facilities such as picnic and camping areas, signage, fencing, and numerous other projects.

The trails included Allegheny River Trail, Armstrong Trail, Butler-Freeport Trail, Montour Trail, Panhandle Trail, Redbank Valley Trail, Roaring Run Trail, Sandy Creek Trail, Stavich Trail, Westmoreland Heritage Trail, and the Three Rivers, Steel Valley, Youghiogheny River, and Allegheny Highlands segments of the Great Allegheny Passage.

View the locations of these projects in Google Maps or Google Earth.

These projects have received support from the Fund . . .

 
 
2011 Grants    
Recipient   Purpose
Westmoreland Heritage Trail   Paint a mural (Girl Scout project) ... more ...
McKeesport Trail   Install trail signage ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Construct camping shelters ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Construct enclosure for a trail amenity (Eagle Scout project) ... more ...
Roaring Run Trail   Purchase grass and weed trimmer ... more ...
Redbank Valley Trail   Install decking on bridges ... more ...
Armstrong Trail   Place crushed limestone trail surface on new section of trail near Hooks ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Steel Valley Segment
  Purchase mower for trail maintenance ... more ...
Redbank Valley Trail   Install decking on bridges ... more ...
2010 Grants    
Recipient   Purpose
Redbank Valley Trail   Provide fuel for heavy equipment used by volunteers for grading ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Install safety fencing on road bridge into Connellsville (Eagle Scout project) ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage, the
Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter
  Construct picnic table near West Newton ... more ...
Stavich Trail   Provide flower bulbs for landscaping at Covert trailhead ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage, the
Mon-Yough Trail Council
  Purchase grooming attachment for trail tractor to help with trail maintenance ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Mark connecting route from trail to Butler with road paint and reflective beads  ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Construct benches, picnic table, signs (Eagle Scout project) ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Trail Town Outreach Corps
  Prepare and install information signs in Connellsville ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Install concrete floor at Connellsville maintenance building ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Steel Valley Segment
  Acquire storage unit for trail maintenance equipment ... more ...
Armstrong Trail   Place crushed limestone trail surface on new section of trail near Brady ... more ...
Roaring Run Trail   Purchase rear scraper blade for tractor to help with trail maintenance ... more ...
2009 Grants    
Recipient   Purpose
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Extend the maintenance building at the Connellsville trailhead ... more ...
Montour Trail   Install decking on the new Piney Fork Bridge ... more ...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail   Repair safety fencing on South Side Trail ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Prepare and install trailhead signage (Eagle Scout project) ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Purchase tractor for maintenance and trail mowing on slopes in Fayette County ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Develop and maintain a planter garden along the trail in Connellsville ... more ...
Trails of the  Regional Trail Corporation   Purchase power tools for volunteers to use in trail maintenance  ... more ...
Sandy Creek Trail   Construct picnic area near Belmar trailhead (Eagle Scout project)  ... more ...
Panhandle Trail   Complete trail repairs for Hurricane Ivan damage with limestone surface  ... more ...
Montour Trail   Develop campsites for hikers and bikers near the Kurnick trailhead  ... more ...
McKeesport Trail   Provide materials for startup of all-volunteer newsletter  ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Construct bollards to exclude motor vehicles at trailheads  ... more ...
Armstrong Trail   Purchase treated wood and communications equipment for installing mileposts  ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Mon-Yough Trail Council
  Purchase zero-turn mower to handle special mowing challenges in Dravo area  ... more ...
2008 Grants    
Recipient   Purpose
Great Allegheny Passage,
Yough River Trail Council
  Install radio repeater to provide communications at remote locations on the trail  ... more ...
Montour Trail   Construct a picnic table and pavilion in the West Peters (Eagle Scout project)  ... more ...
Montour Trail   Resurface the trail from Georgetown Rd to Chartiers Creek Bridge. ... more ...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail   Purchase graffiti remover for cleaning stickers, tags, etc. from walls, signs, etc.  ... more ...
Allegheny River Trail   Construct a 130' privacy fence to satisfy a right-of-way agreement  ... more ...
Montour Trail   Construct and install information signs in Bethel and Peters (Eagle Scout project)  ... more ...
Great Allegheny Passage,
Somerset County 
  Install safety fencing at both approaches to the newly-relocated Bollman Bridge   ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Develop and install a historical plaque at Herman (Girl Scout Gold Award project) ... more ...
Butler Freeport Community Trail   Install gates at road crossings to exclude motor vehicles from the trail ... more ...
Montour Trail   Construct crosswalk and stairway/ramp for safety improvement near Venice  ... more ...

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