by Curt Ashenfelter, KTA Executive Director
April 12, 2012
Recently, KTA wrote a letter to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, concerning Project N3. P-1881 - APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF LICENSE FOR CHANGE IN PROJECT BOUNDARY in support of the Mason-Dixon Trail System and the Conestoga Trail System.
The Keystone Trails Association (KTA) supports the transfer of land to the Lower Susquehanna Conservation Landscape Initiative. The valleys formed by Otter Creek and Oakland Run are beautiful and need to be available to the public. Some of the lands involved are connected to parts of the Susquehannock State Park and should be made part of the Park.
The Mason-Dixon Trail System and the Conestoga Trail System are built and maintained by volunteers, and provide millions of hikers on the East Coast with an opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy scenic views and unique woodlands.
The Mason-Dixon Trail System (M-DTS) is a 192-mile long hiking trail. The National Park Service has designated the section of the Mason-Dixon Trail from Wrightsville to the Norman Wood Bridge as a National Recreation Trail. The trail goes through most of the lands on the York side of the Susquehanna River that are part of this License Amendment.
The Conestoga Trail System is a 63-mile long hiking trail. The trail bisects Lancaster County from north to south. The trail goes through most of the lands on the Lancaster side of the Susquehanna River that are part of this License Amendment.
We look forward to a favorable decision based on the transfer of PPL-owned lands and facilities to public ownership.
KTA Member Clubs who need support before local, state or the federal government should contact the Keystone Trails Association for appropriate support, whether it be by telephone, letters, or personal visits to offer testimony in support of hiking trails.
To read the full letter written to Secretary Bose, please click here