Montgomery County Commissioners received a check Wednesday to begin a maintenance fund for trailhead signage along the Schuylkill River Trail.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presented a $2,337.80 check to Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, Valerie Arkoosh, and Ken Lawrence Jr.
"We are so proud of our county staff that work to maintain our prized trail system. Our Deputy Director of Public Property Jamie Snovel showed his dedication by building these trailhead signs himself," said Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chairwoman of the Montgomery County Commissioners. "These generous funds from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will ensure that their work will remain in place to assist our residents and visitors for years to come."
The PEC previously funded the design, materials, fabrication, and installation of new trailhead signs and structures in Norristown and Conshohocken with grant funding from the Schuylkill River Town Program.
The collaborative effort of the PEC, Public Property staff, and the Municipality of Norristown was able to create two signs in Norristown, and one in Conshohocken. In addition, the group was able to replace an outdated sign in Spring Mill.
Officials hope that the trail maintenance fund will help the county keep the signs in good repair so trail users can enjoy recreation along the Schuylkill River.
The check will go towards maintenance along Norristown’s Waterfront Park.