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For Immediate Release: 12/2/2014

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California State Parks Recommends $ 1.14 Million for Local Projects


Deputy Director, Public Affairs

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SACRAMENTO – Today, California State Parks Acting Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration for $1.14 million in funding for three local non-motorized trail projects under the Recreational Trails Program.

The federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Authorization provides funding for the Recreational Trails Program. Eligible applicants include cities, counties, districts, state agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations with management responsibilities of public lands. Eligible non-motorized projects include acquisition, or development, or rehabilitation of trails, trailside, and trailhead facilities. The program requires a 12% match.

The Federal Highway Administration must approve project recommendations before California State Parks can execute grant contracts.

Below is the list of recommendations:

Jo Smith Trail Pedestrian Bridge, Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District      

Amount: $472,828

Project Description: Construct a pedestrian bridge across Arcade Creek to extend the Jo Smith Nature Trail by approximately .7 miles near the American River College Campus in Sacramento.

Suscol Headwaters Preserve Acquisition, Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District

Amount: $356,000

Project Description: Acquire an easement of approximately 8.5 acres of open space to create recreational trails within the Suscol Headwaters Preserve, in the County of Napa.

Whittier Greenway Trail - Mills Trailhead, City of Whittier

Amount: $312,627

Project Description: Construct the Oak Station trailhead including parking lot and trailside amenities.

For more information about the Recreational Trails Program, visit the California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services at




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