March For Parks — and the New TURTLE CREEK TRAIL — on March 29

Westmoreland Land Trust is partnering with Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation to acquire land and create a new 9.5-mile walking/biking trail through the scenic Turtle Creek Gorge.

This beautiful stream valley is a hidden treasure of lush forested hillsides, natural open space, and scenic views not usually seen by those traveling through the urbanized communities of Export, Murrysville, Penn Township, Monroeville, and Trafford.

The proposed new trail will provide access to this lovely area, and some day connect with the Westmoreland Heritage Trail, which currently runs from Saltsburg to Delmont.

Funds needed for Phase I — planning and acquisition for this project — are some $1,064,000.  A fundraiser will be held on March 29.  Please see http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?NID=761.