The gift from Town & Country Federal Credit Union will be used to complete a 1.6-mile gap in the Eastern Trail as it runs through Scarborough.
The ambitious Eastern Trail project will add another key component next year, as work begins on a 1.6 mile section to connect South Portland and Scarborough.
The group is closing in on a financial target to construct a difficult portion of an envisioned 64-mile path.
[The following article, by Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer of the Portland Press Herald, gives great exposure to the ETA's current Close the Gap campaign]
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"Close the Gap" is a formal fundraising campaign...
Though summer is only now beginning to yield to cooler temps, hunting season is already upon us. Please be aware that hunting is permitted in Maine on many private and public lands — some in close proximity to the Eastern Trail and other local trails.
According to a 2014 survey by the Eastern Trail Alliance, almost 90,000 people per year use the Eastern Trail, running from Bug Light in South Portland to Kittery – 62 miles.
Published in KeepMECurrent -By Kate Irish Collins -September 15, 2016
The Eastern Trail in Scarborough now features an unusual structure – a library.
A new Little Free Library, which was erected through a partnership between the Scarborough Public Library and the Scarborough Kiwanis Club, stands adjacent to the trail parking lot off Pine Point Road.