P W & S Trail - Looking down the spur in Laurel Summit State Park.
Our trail has the opportunity to blend the goals of economic development and outdoor recreational opportunities, with the goals of the Initiative which are to:
- revitalize core communities and expand local and regional economies through sustainable resource use and development
- conserve, restore, and improve ecological (aquatic and terrestrial), cultural, historic, and recreational resources of the region to sustain economic growth
- build capacity and constituency in the region to implement and maintain the revitalization of communities and sustainability of the ecological, cultural, historic, and recreational resources of the region
The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative Fact Sheet http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cli/LH%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
Those of you reading the local papers have seen the troubling news of the possibility of 35 state parks being closed in Pennsylvania. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/news/newsreleases/2009/0509-budget.htmThree parks in our region have been mentioned as possibilities for this list. These ecological, cultural, historic and recreational resources are important to Ligonier and the Laurel Highlands and need our protection. We hope the public responds in support of keeping all of our parks open.
Please contact you representatives and speak up for your state park recreational areas.For Ligonier citizens, contact: