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50th Anniversary — National Trails System

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, signed into law by President Johnson on October 2, 1968. Help honor this special anniversary by planning for your National Trails Day events, which will be celebrated this year on Saturday, June  2nd. The goals for this annual celebration include: Promoting public awareness of…
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2018 Places for Bikes Conference

The second annual PlacesForBikes Conference will be held May 1-3, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. The conference will bring together hundreds of leaders and thinkers to focus on the challenges and opportunities of building better bicycle infrastructure. Topics Include: planning complete bike networks building more equitable communities finding funding and engaging non-traditional partners overcoming bikelash making the business case for…
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New Parks & Trails will Reconnect Camden to its Rivers

Decades after Camden County began planning its parks, the system’s urban core is being reimagined and expanded to enable people on foot, bicycles, or watercraft to enjoy the Cooper and Delaware Rivers. Gateway Park, created for the 2000 Republican National Convention and locked in limbo ever since, is finally set to debut along the Cooper on…
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Trails Opening Day is April 7

Save the Date! Saturday, April  7, is Circuit Trails Opening Day. We will be commemorating with a tree planting at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park, from 9am-12pm.  We will be planing 16 trees along the Circuit Trail. We'll be offering brief training on planting trees to volunteers interested in helping out. Kids are welcome.   
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Dockless Bike Share Coming to Camden

Coopers Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden have kicked off their work to perform a bike share feasibility study for the City of Camden. The study is being conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers in partnership with ofo dockless bike share and was funded through a grant from the William Penn Foundation. It’s goal:…
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Register for the 9th Annual NJ Bike & Walk Summit

Register for the 9th Annual NJ Bike & Walk Summit, which will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at The Conference Center of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, New Jersey. The NJ Bike & Walk Summit is New Jersey's statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other township…
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Circuit Trails Infographic

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy compiled survey results from users of various Pennsylvania and New Jersey trails. Gathered over three years [2014-2016], this data highlights how individuals use the region’s trail network. Check out the full infographic below to see how your fellow trail lovers are enjoying the Circuit Trails network. 
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Gateway Park Public Meeting

Join the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Circuit Trails at the Camden County Boathouse for the Gateway Park Public Meeting! Light dinner and refreshments will be available. #onthecircuit Location: Camden County Boathouse, 7050 N Park Dr, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Date/Time: Tuesday, January 30th, from 6-8PM R.S.V.P. here.    
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Rails-to-Trails Grant Opportunity

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is awarding a total of $95,000 to organizations and local communities that are working to improve and connect multi-use trails across the country. Eligible applicants include trail managers, trail advocates, community-based groups, nonprofits and public agencies. Eligible projects will include open (existing) multi-use trails and multi-use trails in various stages of planning. Applications are…
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American Hiking Society Grant Opportunity

American Hiking Society is offering microgrants through the National Trails Fund to active Alliance of Hiking Organizations.  Once a year, Alliance Organization Members have the opportunity to apply for a Micro-Grant (value between $500 and $3,000) in order to improve hiking access or hiker safety on a particular trail. This grant round starts on January…
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