O'Brien Applauds Funding for Ashtabula County Trail
January 14, 2020
Today, state Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) applauded the Ashtabula County Metroparks, which recently received a $500,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Trails Fund.
“Trails of all kinds provide not only significant economic and environmental benefits, but are also important community features that improve quality of life, encourage community connections and promote healthy lifestyles,” said O’Brien. “These funds will help connect our region to a larger trails system that will give our residents even more access the great outdoors.”
Announced last week by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the Clean Ohio Trails funds will be used by Ashtabula County Metroparks to help the construction of a 3.5-mile section of the Pymatuning Valley Greenway Trail. The trail will eventually connect Ashtabula County and the Western Reserve Greenway Trail to Jamestown and Clarion, PA.
O’Brien serves as a co-chair of the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, an informal group of like-minded state legislators from both parties and both chambers of the Ohio legislature that works to advocate for issues involving the development, maintenance, and preservation of Ohio’s non-motorized trails. The group is the first of its kind in the nation at the state level.