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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Grants now available for snowmobile and ATV projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that the department will soon begin accepting applications for grants aiding snowmobile and ATV related projects, according to Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

Proposed projects that would be eligible for the grants include the following that are related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities:

  • Planning
  • Land acquisition
  • Development
  • Rehabilitation
  • Maintenance
  • Purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction
  • Development of educational programs

“These grants are designed to add to the enjoyment of snowmobile and ATV riding enthusiasts throughout Pennsylvania,” Dunn said. “In previous years they have supported land acquisition, trail maintenance, education and so many other worthy endeavors.”

Applications will be accepted from Aug. 3 – Sept. 30. Applications can be found here.

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

How does this initiative square with Governor's green everything agenda?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what percentage of Pennsylvanians own a snowmobile, 4-wheeler, side-by-side, dirt bike or ATV? Is it justifiable to take tax dollars from everyone to finance fun for a select few? The average citizen can't afford on of these toys, it seems like a hand-out to the more wealthy who can buy expensive toys. Also what about all the accidents these machines of death and destruction cause resulting in raising medical coverage for all of us. Not to mention the destruction they do to the environment like streams, wetlands, etc. I can tell you from experience that they don't keep their toys on the designated trails. I've seen them riding right up prime trout streams using them like a trail and putting rutts everywhere so people can't even walk there.
I think there should be a very large fee (permit) to operate these machines in PA unless it's on the individuals personal land. Also insurance, inspection and registration numbers or plates visible.

Anonymous said...

Where does it say tax dollars?

Anonymous said...

well 4:34 i think you would be amazed at the number of atv,utv,and such in potter county.I think this is a good thing for this area we need the recreation business here it can be very profitable for the whole are.You just don't want to see any hard working person enjoy the fruits of their labor.i bet if you would put some extra time in at work you could even own one and enjoy life instead of complaining.We pay registration fees have plates on our side x sides and even pay insurance.potter county needs to start looking in to this the funding is there to help out and the revenue from this could be amazing for the area.Bottom line is people spend money to recreate so lets set up for this and keep the money in potter county.Do some research it will floor you at the amounts of money people spend for a good place to ride

Anonymous said...

I think 4:34 is the same heavy weight blond broad wearing spandex and running around on Kidney rd. in Allegany township, playing top cop,and chasing atvs and suvs. Watcha gonna do when ya catch one honey?

Bill said...

People who ride ATV's pay the same amount for registration as a snowmobile. Yet they only get to ride in less than 1/3 of the areas that snowmobiles do. ATV's are becoming allot more popular now,, something should be done to allow more trails and roadways for them.

Anonymous said...

5:34, the funding is through grants from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). That is tax dollars. So 4:34 may have a point.

Anonymous said...

Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources? Sounds like the Dept of Motorized Recreation. The forests, streams, and nearby private land would all be better off if these cowboys got off their lazy behinds and learned to walk through the woods. Just put your six packs in a backpack.

Anonymous said...

What of course it's TAX dollars!!!

Anonymous said...

Its not tax dollars. Please educate yourself. These funds are collected solely from the registration dollars of ATVs and snowmobiles.

Anonymous said...

4:34...tell us how you really feel about it. haha

Skittlenitz said...

Bill....I believe you are full of crap. ATV's have use to the majority of county roads along with trails. Yes there are specific trails that only snowmobiles can use, but ATV's have, by far, more recreational trails and roads, plus they can be ridden nearly year round, whereas the snowmobile season here ranges from a couple of weeks to maybe 2 months max. I'm not biased as I have both and think this is a great program if people take advantage of it. THe local economy can no longer depend on trout season and deer season to support it and needs to branch out.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I guess I stirred up some feelings with that comment, LOL

Anonymous said...

According to a Feb 2020 report on the PA budget, DEP and DCNR funding consists of Fees contributing 50%, PA General Fund at 20%, and Federal money funding the remaining 30%. So 50% of the money is tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

Of course its tax dollars. DCNR is Govt.. They can try to sugar coat anyway they want but it is TAX dollars. My tax dollars and yours being spent on a select few bums with no concern for the environment.

Anonymous said...

434 -Jealous much? Not wealthy people just ones who work hard and choose to spend their money that way. Tax dollars ? We pay plenty in land tax also. Why is this sport so different then any of the other recreational activities that are state funded? If you worked more and complained less gee maybe you could afford to buy one too.