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.

 

List of completed projects coming soon!

 

Projects

 

Trail Conservancy has received $36,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) to rehabilitate trails at Cosca Regional Park in Clinton, Maryland. Trail Conservancy previously upgraded 7.5 miles of outdated eroding trails at Cosca through RTP funding. The current grant will help further overhaul 1.5 miles of trail that we expect will eventually offer over 15 miles of sustainable trail when completed. Trail Conservancy also coordinates with various community volunteer groups who make valuable contributions of time and resources to help accomplishing these projects. Cosca Park has a lake, nature center, year round camping, ball fields, skate park and tennis courts. Trails provide visitors a connection to reach all of these locations. Trail upgrades would not have reached where we are now without the support from the Recreational Trails Program. No other grant program provides the level of assistance to natural surface trails in Maryland than does the Recreational Trails Program.

For more information contact:
Austin Steo
Executive Director
Trail Conservancy, Inc.
austin@trailconservancy.org

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