News Release 401

Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet July 24

Volume 38-401 (For immediate release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 9, 2010 - The Missouri Trails Advisory Board will meet Saturday, July 24, to discuss grants for the federal Recreational Trails Program. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks office, 1659 East Elm St., Jefferson City.

The board will review 36 grant applications for the federal Fiscal Year 2010 grant funding. The board will make funding recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources based on the application’s suitability under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and other federal guidelines. The board will also discuss the status of the Recreational Trails Program funding.

The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded grant program for trail-related construction, maintenance, restoration and development. In Missouri, Recreational Trails Program funds are administered by the Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.

For more information about the program, contact Bonnie Higdon at 573-751-3442 or at