Rep. Kelly Congratulates Washington’s Trail 1753 on Receiving National Park Grant

(Jan 6, 2017)  WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) congratulated Washington’s Trail – 1753 today on a technical assistance grant awarded by the National Park Service under its Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Washington’s Trail 1753 is a non-profit in Butler County that maintains a driving route in commemoration of George Washington’s journey through Western Pennsylvania at the beginning of the French and Indian War. The RTCA will work with Washington’s Trail 1753 on community outreach as well as specific project goals during Fiscal Year 2017, which began October 1, 2016, and ends September 30, 2017.

“I congratulate Washington’s Trail on the grant once again awarded to them by the National Park Service, and thank the Service for awarding it. Washington’s Trail is an integral part of our country’s early history. I am very proud to represent a district with such a rich connection to our nation’s first president, and I believe this grant will go a long way toward preserving his legacy.”

Rep. Kelly Applauds National Park Grant for Washington’s Trail 1753

(Oct 28, 2015)  WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) congratulated Washington’s Trail – 1753 today on a technical assistance grant awarded by the National Park Service under its Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Washington’s Trail 1753 is a non-profit in Butler County that maintains a driving route commemorating George Washington’s journey through Western Pennsylvania as a young officer at the beginning of the French and Indian War. The RTCA will work with Washington’s Trail 1753 on community outreach, as well as specific project goals, during fiscal year 2016, which began on October 1, 2015 and ends on September 30, 2016.

“I congratulate Washington’s Trail on the grant awarded to them by the National Park Service. Washington’s Trail is an integral part of our country’s early history. I am proud to represent a district with such a rich connection to George Washington, and I believe this grant will go a long way toward preserving his legacy.”

Rep. Kelly Applauds National Park Service for Conducting Reconnaissance Survey of Washington Trail – 1753

Kelly had personally requested survey from US Dept. of Interior

(April 9, 2015)  WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today commending the National Park Service (NPS) for agreeing to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the Washington Trail – 1753 in Western Pennsylvania, which will determine if the trail resources “merit further consideration as a potential unit of the National Trails System.” The NPS’s decision letter to Rep. Kelly can be viewed here.

“I am wholeheartedly appreciative of the NPS’s decision to conduct a reconnaissance survey of this revered historic trail. The trail serves as an exciting bridge to pre-revolution America and commemorates George Washington’s first-ever military and diplomatic venture. All Western Pennsylvanians should be proud that this special landmark is now one step closer to being officially recognized as a National Historic Trail.”  read more

Rep. Kelly Hails National Park Service Support for Washington’s Trail – 1753

(November 18, 2014)  WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today in praise of the National Park Service’s (NPS) decision to provide assistance to Washington’s Trail – 1753 through the NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program. Washington’s Trail – 1753 runs through six congressional districts in Pennsylvania, including the Third District.

“I am very pleased with NPS’s announcement and glad to see Washington’s Trail 1753 receive the support it so much deserves. The trail is a revered historic route that connects Western Pennsylvanians to our country's fascinating 18th century heritage and commemorates young George Washington’s first military and diplomatic venture, marking the eventual beginning of the French and Indian War. These types of projects can take years to finalize, so securing this new assistance will help the Washington's Trail Committee move forward in the planning stages of connecting Washington's route from Williamsburg, Virginia to Fort LeBoeuf in Pennsylvania.” read more