Portland Trails Receives $$ to Launch a Citywide Assessment of Open Spaces

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By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,159)

Portland Trails announced this morning that it has received a grant in the amount of $18,000. to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative that will engage interested organizations and residents in achieving a holistic vision for a system of fully functional open spaces, green spaces, city parks, gardens and trails, used by residents and tourists alike.  The award came from the Lerner Foundation.

“We are excited for the opportunity that the Lerner Foundation grant presents to us and we’re eager to begin the public engagement process,” said Kara Wooldrik, executive director, of Portland Trails.  “We will facilitate a series of public meetings, beginning in the fall, aimed at developing a community wide open spaces vision that will set the course for Portland’s future.”

Portland Trails has nearly 70 miles of trails in and around Portland, including Back Cove Fore River Sanctuary, the Stroudwater and Presumpscot River, the East End and Bayside Trails.  Learn more at www.trails.org