Recre­ational Trails Pro­gram

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The Recre­ational Trails Pro­gram is an 80/20 match­ing grant pro­gram that pro­vides fund­ing for both mo­tor­ized and non­mo­tor­ized recre­ational trail projects

Ex­am­ple projects in­clude con­struc­tion of new recre­ational trails, restoration of ex­ist­ing trails, de­vel­op­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of trail­side and trail­head fa­cil­i­ties and trail link­ages, pur­chase and lease of recre­ational trail con­struc­tion and main­te­nance equip­ment, and land ac­qui­si­tions; con­struc­tion of new recre­ation trails is given the high­est pri­or­ity

Ci­ties/coun­ties/town­ships, park boards, park dis­tricts, state and fed­eral agen­cies and reg­is­tered non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply

Snow­mo­bile North Dakota re­ceived its first grant in 1996 to­tal­ing $61,351 to help the Peace Gar­den Trail sys­tem with equip­ment and pur­chase trail sign­ing

Snow­mo­bile North Dakota has re­ceived over $2.9 mil­lion in grants to build and main­tain the fleet of equip­ment used to man­age the state snow­mo­bile trail pro­gram and help se­cure trail sig­nage ma­te­ri­als; the state snow­mo­bile pro­gram’s match was $586,000

Since the state snow­mo­bile pro­gram pro­vides the match, all equip­ment is owned by the North Dakota Parks and Recre­ation (Depart­ment); the Depart­ment pro­vides the equip­ment to Snow­mo­bile North Dakota through the con­tract free of charge

In or­der to op­er­ate the equip­ment, Op­er­a­tors have to take the Groomer Class to be­come cer­ti­fied and must com­plete four hours of op­er­a­tion with an ex­pe­ri­enced op­er­a­tor

The new You Are Here sign cre­ated in 2014. Recre­ational Trail Pro­gram fund­ing helped se­cure the signs for all of the trail sys­tems Club Snow­mo­bile Re­gion In 2004 Lake prepa­ra­tion for the trail in grub­bing the sea­son MichCanSka rid­ers in the Pem­bina...

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