For Immediate Release: 12/8/2015
State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.4 Million in Local Projects
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, California State Parks Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced competitive project recommendations for $8.4 million in funding for nine local non-motorized trail projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP).
The federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Authorization provides funding for the RTP. 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 of easements and fee simple title to property for recreational trails and recreational trail corridors; and, development, or rehabilitation of trails, trailside, and trailhead facilities. The program requires a 12% match.
FHWA must approve project recommendations before California State Parks can execute grant contracts. Prior to forwarding these projects to FHWA, each must comply with the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 (Section 106), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and be listed on the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)
The list of recommended non-motorized RTP projects is:
Eureka Waterfront Trail Project - Phase C $500,000
City of Eureka
Construct approximately 3,200 linear feet of new paved trail with trail bridge/drainage
crossings and minor improvements from Tydd Street to a new trailhead at Front Street and
new trailheads at X Street and Y Street for the Waterfront Trail Project in the City of Eureka.
Tracks at Brea Trail Segment 4 $1,287,000
City of Brea
Construct a new trail approximately 2,400 linear feet to complete 4 mile long trail in the City of Brea.
Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway: Hirschdale to Floriston $2,017,200
Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District
Construct approximately 3.1 miles of new natural trail including retaining walls and a cantilevered catwalk in two phases along the Truckee River from Hirschdale to Floriston in Nevada County.
S.F. Bay Trail - Pinole Shores to Bay Front Park $1,311,686
East Bay Regional Park District
Construct approximately 0.5 miles of new trail, including installation of a bridge over railroad tracks to continue the non-motorized Class I San Francisco Bay Trail in the City of Pinole.
Scotts Flat Lake Trail, Phase II $468,000
Forest Trails Alliance
Construct approximately 13.7 miles of new natural and gravel trail system including 2 miles of wider improved ADA trail and new timber bridges at the Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area in Nevada County.
San Sevaine Trail, Segment 2 $2,467,897
City of Fontana
Construct an approximately 1.25-mile-long new paved multi-use trail with trailside amenities
along the San Sevaine Channel between the Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail and Banyan Street in the Cities of Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga.
Dunlap Recreational Trail $130,955
City of Yucaipa
Along the Dunlap Channel in the City of Yucaipa, construct a trailhead, approximately 2,760-feet of new multi-use trail and support amenities.
City Heights Canyon Loop Trails Project $209,252
San Diego Canyonlands
Create new trails in four canyons totaling approximately 3,790 linear feet with landscape and signage in the City of San Diego.
Arcata Ridge Trail Phase III - Fickle Hill Segment $17,778
City of Arcata
For the Arcata Community Forest in Humboldt County, construct approximately 1,600 feet of new graveled trail, including conversion of 300 feet of logging road to trail, with a bridge and minor improvements
Overall Total recommended Regional Trails Projects: $8,409,768
To learn more about the Recreational Trails Program, visit the website at www.parks.ca.gov/grants_RTP. For more information on the Office of Grants and Local Services, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/grants. You can also follow the Office of Grants and Local Services on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CAPARKGRANTS.
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