Hanover looks to state funding for nature trail project

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | May 23, 2013 4:00 AM
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(Hanover) -- A York County community is working to secure funding for a new nature trail that would connect neighborhoods and commercial areas.

The proposed trail would be built in a wetlands area in the northern part of Hanover, near Eisenhower Drive and Eichelberger Street.

The $266,000 project includes a raised boardwalk, seven-tenths of a mile in length.

Borough Manager Barb Krebs says it would be built in an area between homes, hotels and near a shopping mall.

She says the trail could be a boost to the community.

"It's kind of a break in the development," Krebs explains. "It protects the natural and historic features and provides recreation and environmental education opportunities for the residents."

Krebs says the borough is seeking half of the funding for the project from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

She says nearly $55,000 from the Marcellus shale impact fee have also been earmarked for the trail.

The rest will come from private donors.

The state grant is expected to be announced by the end of the summer, and construction could begin in February.

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