The Berks-Mont News (http://www.berksmontnews.com)

Boyertown awarded $70K matching grant for Trail Feasibility Study

Reviews development of about six miles of Secret Valley Trail

By From Building A Better Boyertown

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Boyertown Borough, along with the support of Building A Better Boyertown, has been awarded a Trail Feasibility Study matching grant in the amount of $70,000 through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to prepare a trail study for the development of approximately six miles of the Secret Valley Trail in Boyertown Borough, and Douglass Township, Berks County and Upper Pottsgrove Township to connect the Tri County Trail Systems in Pottstown Borough in Montgomery County.

Along with the Manatawny Trail in Montgomery County, the Secret Valley Trail could link Boyertown and nearby communities to Pottstown and the Schuylkill River Trail, creating one of the most important and beautiful trails in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

The Borough of Boyertown has hired Campbell Thomas & Company in collaboration with Gilmore & Associates, Inc. to prepare this study and written, bound report. The first kick-off meeting with the steering committee was held on Feb. 2 in the Building A Better Boyertown office. There will be public meetings conducted in the next six months beginning in April for community input in preparation for the study.

To learn more about this project and other activities for Boyertown go to Boyertownpa.org or call the Building A Better Boyertown office at 610 369-3054.