DCNR Accepting Letters of Interest for 2023 PA Trails Advisory Committee

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The Allegheny National Forest Region of the North Country Trail.

HARRISBURG – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 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,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams 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 Jan. 1, 2023. Letters of interest and resumes are due by Oct. 31 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.

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 was honored in 2022.