Council on Greenways and Trails Celebrates Champions of Space Trails and Greenways – Nexus Vista

Information launch shared by the Council on Greenways and Trails, Could 31, 2024. Photographs courtesy of the Council on Greenways and Trails. 


Crawford County-based companies took dwelling two of the three Annual Greenways Awards of the 12 months for 2024 when the awards ceremony was held at Prepare dinner Forest State Park on final Thursday afternoon. The general ceremony was sponsored by Titusville Group Improvement Businesses.

Titusville Iron Works was offered with the “Richard M. Garrard Greenways Neighbor of the 12 months Award” in recognition of this comparatively new agency’s lively help of a number of bicycle races (together with the third annual Roughneck Gravel Roubaix with greater than 400 contestants), the Oil Creek 100 (a 100-mile foot face on the paths in Titusville and Oil Creek State Park), and different outside leisure competitions.  Situated on South Franklin Road in downtown Titusville, this leisure venue has grow to be an informational and help station for different trail-related capabilities as properly.

Accepting an unique paintings using pressed flowers made by artist Mary Rose Ragon, a framed certificates, and a dozen inexperienced/white Smiley Cookies on behalf of Titusville Iron Works had been Mason Gustafson and Kim Dickson.  Leah Carter (Board member for Titusville Reenaissance, Inc.) offered the introduction and gadgets for the Greenways Neighbor of the 12 months Award, which highlights involvement and help by property house owners adjoining to a greenway or path.

Ernst Conservation Seeds primarily based in Meadville was acknowledged because the “Thomas J. Allen Greenways Companion of the 12 months Award” recipient for 2024.  Now in its sixtieth yr of operation, Ernst Conservation Seeds continues to be owned and led by Calvin and Marcia Ernst and their household, lots of whom attended the presentation ceremony.  The idea for his or her choice is the continuing excellent collaborative association which this enterprise and workers have with the non-profit French Creek Leisure Trails, Inc., which operates the Ernst Path that lately was lengthened to grow to be almost 12 miles from Kerrtown to Conneaut Lake Vineyard, alongside the west financial institution of French Creek after which on the previous towpath of the French Creek Feeder Canal.  The Companion Award for having donated help, assets, gadgets, and experience to companions is sponsored by Franklin Industrial and Industrial Improvement Authority; presenting this award was T. J. Parks with the Metropolis of Franklin. An unique serving tray with pressed flowers and ferns assembled by artist Mary Rose Ragon, a framed certificates, and a dozen cookies had been despatched to workplace or to dwelling with the Ernst household.

The “James E. Holden Greenways Volunteer of the 12 months Award” went to 18-year-old Jordan Anderson of Seneca, PA who graduates in June from Cranberry Space Excessive Faculty, who was joined by her household on the ceremony.  When Miss Anderson selected her Lady Scout Gold Award challenge, she chosen the general public service class and  in cooperation with the Allegheny Valley Trails Affiliation made and put in 13 new brown/yellow picket indicators at every trailhead alongside the Allegheny River Path from Franklin to Emlenton.  As well as, she compiled locational data into 3-ring Path Emergency Locator Signal manuals which she furnished with out cost to space first responders.  A framed collage made by artist Vicki Kidder-Clark of Seneca, PA from costume jewellery and different recycled supplies depicting an animal-filled forest scene, a framed certificates, and a dozen Smiley Cookies had been offered to Miss Anderson on Thursday.  The Volunteer Award is co-sponsored by the Holden Household and mates of the Council on Greenways and Trails.


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