FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017
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Town Receives $450K State Regional Economic Development Award to Complete Trail
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth is proud to announce that the Town has been named the recipient of a $450,000 New York State Regional Economic Development Council Initiative award that will fund the construction of the final two segments of the Hempstead Harbor Shoreline Trail. The project will increase the existing recreational trail by approximately 4972 linear feet, extending the total trail length to close to two miles. The $450,000 is to be matched by the Town with $450,000.
For a list of all the projects State-wide see: https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/2017AwardsREDCRound7Bookletdjunys.pdf
“This grant will enable the Town to extend the Hempstead Harbor Trail almost another mile along the shoreline, enhancing the experience even more,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “I believe that the trail will continue to attract local residents and those outside the Town as they visit and enjoy the view and being close to nature. The trail is one of my personal favorite places to enjoy in our Town.”
The Town’s Planning Department and Environmental Control Specialist, Kevin Braun applied for the grant funding.
The state-wide competitive awards were established in 2011, along with the 10 Regional Councils, as part of the Governor’s plan to jumpstart the economy and create jobs. The Regional Councils are intended to empower communities, businesses, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region’s unique strengths and resources in order to create jobs, improve quality of life and grow the economy.
(left to right): Ed Pappalardo, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Nick Peenachio and Peter Zayas with walking sticks on the Hempstead Harbor Shoreline Trail.
A scenic photo of the Hempstead Harbor Shoreline Trail.