Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Public Meeting For The Ligonier Valley Trail and Bikeway Survives the Snow!

... As the did the over twenty five brave souls who attended last night's event.

Thank you to all who assisted and participated to make it a well rounded experience.
Guest Speaker, David Kahley, President and CEO of The Progress Fund


Welcome - Sharon Detar – Ligonier Township Recreation Board President

The Trail Town Program, and the economic benefits of trails and bikeways - David Kahley, President and CEO of The Progress Fund

FEASIBILTY STUDY RESULTS - Todd D. Brant, RLA, ASLA, CLARB , Landscape ArchitectureGIA Consultants, Inc. – Consulting Engineers

Thanks - Rose Stepnick, Project Manager

Displays presented by our GUESTS

Loyalhanna Watershed Association - Drew Banas, Associate Director

Ligonier Valley Y – Ben Wright, Executive Director

Trout Unlimited – Monty Murty, President

Photography and Bicycle Artifact Display by Ray Kinsey

Todd D. Brant, GIA Consultants, Inc. presenting the preliminary study


Drew Banas, Associate Director, Loyalhanna Watershed Association

Diane Cipa

Sharon Detar, Bob Gangawere, Bill Bright, Cathi Graham, Elizabeth McCall – Recreation Board

Paul Fry - Director Public Works, Sam Banales, Council – Ligonier Borough

Barbara Golden

Michael Kuzemchak - Laurel Highlands Program Director, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Bridget Shirey – Holy Trinity School

Malcom Sias, Westmoreland County Parks and Roads/Regional Trail Corporation

Tracy Stack, DCNR

Rose Stepnick, Project Manager

Many thanks to all our neighbors and friends, who have been resources of information, made offers of property, cooperated with our efforts, and are working with us to advance the trail.


Friends of the Ligonier Valley Trail - Lynn Thomas (aka The Cake Pop Lady) and Malinda Smidga


Steven J. Smith


Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough, and Loyalhanna Watershed Association


Richard King Mellon Foundation

1 comment:

liggygirl said...

So glad you had a nice turnout. So sorry I could not make it. I give private music lessons on this night and it's hard to switch them to a different day, especially this week with something each night. So proud of you Rose! You are a great asset to our town and a wonderful person to boot. :) xo