The Trails Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, 2014 has been cancelled. For more information, please call (951) 955-4310.
The Trails Committee will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Rose Plateau located at 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA 92562. The agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date. For more information, please call 1 (800) 234-Park (7275).
The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District is developing an application for grant funds from the State of California, Off-Highway Vehicle Commission to restore habitat degraded by unauthorized OHV use at the Multi-Species Reserve. The public is invited to review and comment on the preliminary application package. The preliminary grant application will be available on the OHMVR website beginning March 4, 2014. The 30-day public comment period for grant applications ends April 7, 2014.
Grant applications can be found by going to the California State Parks website at: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov. Click on the Off-Highway Vehicle tab, then the Grants tab. A link to the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) can be found in the middle of the page. Once at the OLGA site, the menu on the left contains Public Review Instructions and Reviewing Preliminary Applications information.
For information or questions related to the applications, contact Contracts and Grants Analyst Jeanne McLeod at: (951) 955-3819.
The Trails Committee will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Park District Headquarters located at 4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509. For more information, please call 951-955-4306.
Riverside County Regional Park & Open–Space District (RivCoParks) officials are excited to make progress on a critical segment of the popular Santa Ana River Trail thanks to a grant and partnership with the City of Riverside. RivCoParks received a $250,000 match grant to design and construct a segment of the Santa Ana River multi-use trail between Hidden Valley and the City of Norco. This segment is a crucial connector located in the City of Riverside and it is the final piece of a complicated puzzle which will provide a continuance of the multi-use trail connecting San Bernardino County to the Pacific Ocean.
The grant was approved by the Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on December 6, 2013, and according to AQMD officials is the “first time the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee has funded bicycle projects.”
RivCoParks general manager Scott Bangle suggests that we are seeing a significant shift on how people perceive and utilize multi-use trails. “Trails & bikeways are no longer only considered as recreational, but as a viable alternative to commute from point A to point B while improving air quality and leading to better overall health,” said Bangle.
The City of Riverside will design and construct this important segment which is located within the city boundaries.
For more information visit www.SantaAnaRiverTrail.org.