to be among the first to explore the Tri-state Ohio River Water Trail Map and Guide, along with the results of the Ohio River North & South Shore Trail Feasibility Studies, Phase 1 construction of the Ohio River Greenway Trail and the Brownfield Reuse Planning along the Ohio River in Allegheny and Beaver County.
The 69-mile Ohio River Water Trail (ORWT) Map & Guide geographically extends from the Ohio River at milepost zero in Pittsburgh, PA to Newell, WV and East Liverpool, Ohio at milepost 46.0. The ORWT also includes three-miles of the Beaver River to the Townsend (Fallston) Dam, four-miles of the Raccoon Creek and sixteen-miles of the Little Beaver Creek to the Beaver Creek State Park in Ohio.
The EPA has selected the Borough of Monaca as a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Program recipient. As one of the founding members of the Ohio River Trail Council, the Borough is working with partner communities and organizations to target four brownfields areas along the 45-mile Ohio River Corridor. The target areas are in the Borough of Monaca, the City of Aliquippa, Borough of Coraopolis, and Borough of Midland.
The Ohio River Trail Council’s efforts in planning and community revitalization initiatives along the Ohio River Corridor will be complemented by the area-wide planning process, which will facilitate community involvement in site-specific brownfields cleanup, reuse plans based on environmental conditions, and evaluate which sites have potential for new or increased public access to the river through trail connections. OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL
The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is a non-profit volunteer-led corporation that works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, educational institutions, recreational users and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Ohio River and its tributaries. The ORTC's goal is to honor our past and build our future by providing recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, heritage development, safe transportation networks and economic stimulus to our region.
The ORTC is an organization committed to excellence, with a clear vision and a passion for delivering outstanding results. We ask you to work with us to capitalize on these strengths. The ORTC is a membership-based organization charged with increasing awareness and stewardship of our rivers and riverfronts. The Ohio River Trail Council associates plays an integral role in the continued development and expansion of the ORTC’s Land and Water Trails, as well as our ability to serve southwestern Pennsylvania riverfront communities through advocacy and planning. Please help us to continue our work by becoming an affiliate and endorse our efforts by contributing to one of our projects.
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