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Genesee Valley Greenway offering update in virtual meeting Sunday

What’s Happening on the Greenway?

Staff reports
Resurfacing of the Genesee Valley Greenway north of Avon.

"What’s Happening on the Greenway?" is the theme of a Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway (FOGVG) Virtual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. 

The following  presenters will answer this question from each of their unique perspectives and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. 

Kristine Uribe, GVG State Park Manager, will share images of the resurfacing project and other improvements in the Greenway from Rt 5 in Avon to Ballantyne Road in Rochester. This section of trail is expected to be open by Jan. 1 and work on the Greenway north of Scottsville are planned for next Spring. Kristine will also give us a glimpse of what the future holds for the Greenway.

FOGVG Director Carl Schoenthal will share progress on FOGVG’s Greenway Trail Town initiative. The goal of this program is to promote economic development, increased usership and improved trail amenities in communities along the Greenway. FOGVG has been awarded funding to determine the best route to fill a gap in the Greenway in Cuba and identify a location in the village for a Southern Gateway to the Greenway. Carl will also report on progress being made in Cuba.  

Nicole Manapol, Director of Letchworth Gateway Villages (LGV) and coordinator for the Genesee Valley Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative, will discuss FOGVG’s  participation in LGV grant applications resulting in $100K through USDA Rural Development to benefit the Trail Town program and create a mapping tool for communities along the Greenway.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about current improvements and future plans for this 90 mile multi-use trail from Rochester to Hinsdale. Register through www.fogvg.org to obtain the link to join this virtual program on Nov. 8. For questions, call FOGVG President Joan Schumaker at 585-490-3302.