St. George Conservation Commission awarded $120,000 grant for trail rehab project

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 4:15pm

Story Location:
Fort Point State Park
St. George, ME 04860
United States

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Conservation Commission has been awarded a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant in the amount of $120,000 for the Fort Point Trail Rehabilitation Project. 

The Fort Point Trail is the only public land access to historic Fort Point State Park and an important attraction in town, according to the Commission, in a news release.

“Unfortunately the trail has deteriorated due to very high use and erosion,” said the release.

Over the past two years the commission has explored ways to cost effectively improve the trail. This past Fall an application was submitted for an RTP grant which will cover 75% of the project cost.

“We thank  those supportive neighbors, volunteers and the generous folks who contributed to help us meet the matching funds requirement for the grant; we could not have been successful without your support,” said the Commission. “Our goal is to complete the project by this coming Fall.”