ANF may get some much needed TLC

It’s an oft-heard criticism that the federal government doesn’t invest enough in the recreation resources on the Allegheny National Forest.

But with a couple projects on tap for this year, that might be changing.

One of the projects will aid in the development of the Trails at Jakes Rocks.

“The Allegheny National Forest is currently working on a project to install a toilet at Jakes Rocks Trailhead,” Christopher Warner, public affairs officer, said.

“We are currently finalizing the funding piece of the project and if all goes well we will have the project completed this year.”

Another project on tap would bring needed work to a trail system on the ANF.

Warner said they are “excited to get working” on a project on the Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail.

“We have chosen this trail system because it needs some attention,” Warner said. “The Forest Service will have a small trail crew that will focus on the system this year, specifically logging out of the trail head, brushing, and the re-routing of a section of trail that has been under water for at least two years.”

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