Friends of Trinity River Refuge Receives Grant

LIBERTY, June 13, 2013 - The Friends of Trinity River Refuge (FOTRR) was just awarded a National Recreational Trails Fund Grant by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. These grants provide funding for projects that create new and maintain existing recreational trails.

FOTRR was awarded a $45,000 grant to enhance the From Crosswalks To Boardwalks Project. The funds from this grant will be used to construct a 500-foot boardwalk over Palmer Bayou and adjacent wetlands on the Knobby Knees Trail.

The From Crosswalks to Boardwalks Project was designed by the Refuge and the City of Liberty to connect citizens to nature. This boardwalk will be located ½ mile past the Knobby Knees Trailhead in the Liberty Municipal Park and will connect visitors to the additional 9 ½ miles of trails located past Palmer Bayou on the Refuge. The boardwalk will be constructed from recycled plastic materials and completed in early 2014.

Friends of Trinity River Refuge, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established in 2000 to support and enhance operations on Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge. For further information about FOTRR contact Lisa Holmes at 281-576-0574 and for trail information please contact Laurie Lomas at 936-336-9786.

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