“Groundbreaking” ceremony to honor the vision of Mike Fusco was held on July 5, 2015.   Thanks to all who attended!

Our ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Monday, August 10, 7pm at the Aston Community Center.  Agenda and ballot information for the meeting will be sent to current members in late July, but non-members are welcome to attend. (It’s never too late to join!)

Please “like” our Facebook page to get the latest updates on the construction process:  https://www.facebook.com/ChesterCreekTrail

After nearly twenty long years of feasibility studies, grant-writing, and securing of approvals, the end is finally in sight!  Our community will soon have the first 2.8 mile phase of a beautiful paved trail that we can enjoy for cycling, running, and strolling. A construction contract for Phase I (mostly in Middletown township) was awarded in February 2015 and construction is now underway. Simultaneously, planning work continues on later phases of the project.

We need your help.  Please “like” us on Facebook, share the news about the trail’s progress, join us at upcoming volunteer events, and support your trail financially. While federal, state, and foundation money is often available for design and construction, Friends of Chester Creek is responsible for maintenance, insurance, and other administrative costs. For example, in 2014, we incurred over $13,000 in engineering and legal bills during the final approval phases, and there are no grants available for these kind of expenses.

The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit,  a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  For more information, visit: http://connectthecircuit.org/



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