This information is from the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection:
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Connecticut is awarding grant money to support the development of a section of The Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison, a CT Designated Greenway (2009). The Shoreline Greenway Trail is planned to take users along Connecticut’s coast from Hammonasset State Park in Madison twenty-five miles to Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor.
The Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc will receive $168,938.00 from the Connecticut Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The funds will be used in collaboration with CT State Parks to both establish the eastern-most trail head for the greenway and connect users to the Hammonasset State Park trail system.
The Shoreline Greenway Trail, Inc. a non-profit organization has been fundraising, educating potential property owners and working on designing, building and maintaining this trail since 2003. Visit their website at: http://shorelinegreenwaytrail.org/. The RTP is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration administered through the DEEP. Recreational Trails Program funds may be used for:
- Construction of new trails (motorized and non-motorized).
- Maintenance and restoration of existing recreational trails (motorized and non-motorized).
- Access to trails by persons with disabilities.
- Purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment.
- Acquisition of land or easements for a trail, or for trail corridors.
- Operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as related to recreational trails.