Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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June 6, 2024
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June 6, 2024

Senator Anwar Welcomes State Grant For East Hartford Great River Park Trails

State Senator Saud Anwar (D-East Hartford) welcomed this week’s announcement that East Hartford will receive a $262,750 grant through the Connecticut Recreational Trails Grant Program, which administers funds supporting planning, building, expansion and improvement of as many as 45 multi-use trails located in towns and cities throughout Connecticut.

These grants can be used for a wide variety of purposes for bikeways, walkways and greenways, with the work from these grants expected to be complete by 2027.

“It’s excellent news to know state funds will support our local trails, which provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, preservation and enjoyment of local nature, and access to fresh air,” said Sen. Anwar. “I’m grateful to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Governor Lamont for their support of our community.”

East Hartford will receive the $262,750 grant to support improvements and enhanced connectivity to the Lower Great River Park Recreational Trail Network. Great River Park is located along the Connecticut River with views of downtown Hartford across the river, offering lighted walkways, exercise stations and public trails.

Additionally, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, Inc., which works to preserve and support the East Coast Greenway – running partially through East Hartford as it spans from Maine to Florida in interconnected trails – received $87,500 for publications and outreach in support of that greenway.

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