COAL TOWNSHIP — The Anthracite Outdoor Adeventure Area (AOAA) has been awarded a $198,000 state grant for design of a box culvert under State Route 125.
Northumberland County was among several counties to be awarded grants Friday to expand trails and support new all-terrain and snowmobile riding opportunities in the state under Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.
“The infusion of this funding will help improve riding opportunities for ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts across Pennsylvania,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “ATV and snowmobile trails help attract visitors to the commonwealth and have a positive economic impact on nearby communities.”
AOAA Director of Operation Dave Porzi was delighted with news of the grant.
“We are very excited about being awarded the $198,000 grant,” he said. “It was very generous of Gov. Wolf and his administration.”
Porzi said the culvert will serve as the crossing at the eastern-western reserve at the facility and allow riders to cross under the highway.