Monday, May 5, 2008

Robeson Group -- Horseshoe Trail Plans


Robeson group outlines Horseshoe Trail plans
Berks County, PA -

The Robeson Environmental Advisory Council has provided an update on the status of the Horseshoe Trail Club.The nonprofit group wants to protect, improve and reroute the trail, which runs along several roads in the township.Council member Todd Stell said the club obtained a $25,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a feasibility study and wants the township to match an additional grant of $1,000 that the club has received for strategic planning.The 140-mile trail runs from Valley Forge to Dauphin County, eventually intersecting the Appalachian Trail.The trail linked many furnaces such as Coventry, Hope well, Joanna and Cornwall in operation during the industrial revolution in the 1700s and 1800s.The conservation department has recently put the trail on its most endangered list.
— Keith Smoker
The Reading Eagle

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