Connecticut Recreational Trails Plan Public Hearing
November 3, 2005
Connecticut Forest and Park Association â€“ Middlefield, CT
Representatives included Leslie Lewis, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New England Mountain Bike Association, Connecticut Horse Council, Shoreline Greenway Trail, and approximately forty full size 4×4 motorized recreationists.
Everyone signed in and Ms. Lewis asked us to go around the room and identify ourselves, our affiliations, and trail use.
II. Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
Leslie Lewis advised the group that the Connecticutâ€™s RTP grant application for 2006-2007 will be available online sometime during the following week. Connecticut will receive approximately $900,000 in RTP funding, which has increased. Grant applications are reviewed by historic preservation, for any endangered species and potential environmental impact such as wetlands. Grants take six to eight months to review. Connecticutâ€™s RTP funding is a reimbursement plan and work shall not begin until the project is approved. Funds may be used for municipal and private property as well as state owned land as long as the land (more…)