Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Grand Opening

Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Grand Opening

vendor.2014.anthracite-outdoors-adventure-area.cutting-ribbon.grand-opening.jpegMay 15, 2014 – The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Authority is hosting the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the 6500 acre outdoor recreation facility known as the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area. Speakers at the event will be State Senator John Gordner, State Representatives Kurt Masser and Lynda Schlegel Culver, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti, and Northumberland County Commissioners. Also included in the ceremony will be local municipal representatives along with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

State and Federal grant Jfunding in the amount of $3.7 million has been awarded to the Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area to build the trailhead building, a 1350 foot paved access road and parking lot. In addition, a $1.2 million reclamation project was done by the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation. Jim Backes, Chairman of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Authority states “The Authority thanks the Northumberland County Commissioners for their foresight and support in this proj ect and the trust they have in the Authority to bring a world class outdoor recreation facility to the Lower Anthracite Region.”

A tour ofthe trailhead building will take place and Yamaha Motor Corporation will be on-site to give tours of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area.

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