Trail Conservancy, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance in developing, building and maintaining natural surface trails using sustainable design principles that minimize negative effects on the environment. In addition, we promote and advocate shared-use trails that improve the quality of life for all trail visitors while also preserving natural resources.
Most all our parks now have reduced budgets compared to years past. They have far less resources available to do more work, and with less staff. Even with existing budgets, trails do not fare as well with funding as other capital improvements often do. Yet, survey after survey has proven that communities everywhere place trails at the top of their list for desired park facilities. With park funding spread across the board, the amount allotted for trails often does not reflect the communities’ great interest in trails. Trail Conservancy provides that link. We help bridge the gap between the high value that communities place on trails near and dear to them and the lack of funding needed to maintain and upgrade them. We invite you to join other individuals, clubs and “friends of” groups in supporting trails. We believe trails are an important recreational amenity to be enjoyed by all and we exist for trails.
These two adjacent parks in upper central Carroll County, MD, together provide over 2000 acres of rolling terrain. Current Trail Project: Overhaul the trail system to sustainable trail design standards, and fix recurring trail problems.
The Town of Emmitsburg sits at edge of the foothills of the Catoctin mountain range in Frederick County, Maryland. With its small town amenities and 18 miles of trails, it’s a perfect trail destination. Current Trail Project: Complete remaining roughly 10 miles of trail.
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Join Trail Conservancy at 17th annual STOP, SWAP AND SAVE, the the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo. If you’ve never made it to the SWAP before, don’t miss out in 2014!
The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!
Admission is only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it’s all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you’’re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there’’s something for everyone!
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
9:00 am – 2:00 pm in Westminster, Maryland.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your cycling friends. See you at the SWAP!Funding
Funding was provided by a $30,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program, and a large contribution from MORE, Inc. Volunteers donated over 300 hours of service. We anticipate there will be about 18 to 20 to miles built once we are done.Funding
Additional $40,000 in funding! It is with much gratitude that we announce that Trail Conservancy has been awarded an additional $40,000 RTP grant to continue develop the trail system at Emmitsburg. We expect the completed trail system to be a significant asset to the town and surrounding community.Volunteer Opportunities
Emmitsburg Trails You can help participate in creating the brand new trail system in Emmitsburg, MD Contact:Town of Emmitsburg Commissioner Tim O’Donnell P:(301) 447-3839 Trail Update
Cosca Park in Clinton, MD
- Phase 1, Part 2 completed.
- Combined miles built previously and recently at Cosca Park: 5.5 miles.
- When all the trails are finished, there should be about 8 to 10 miles of trail.