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you for your support and for all that you do.
Sincerely, Jo Ellen
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Team Litz: Treasurer, Cathy Garrison
Honorary Chair: Lt.
Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and
contributed greatly to PA politics; born
in 1930, died
November 12, 2008.
Swatara Watershed Association
American Business Women's Association
Lebanon County Commission for
Democratic Club of Lebanon Valley
Club of Lebanon
Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz.
will be 32.8 miles long in Lebanon County upon
completion. Phases Outlined on
the map to the left (click on maps to
Phases 1-5, which total
15 miles in length: Conewago Township,
Lancaster County Line to Chestnut Street in the City of Lebanon.
Gets Families Outdoors for
a healthy lifestyle through recreation.
Promotes alternatives to
driving and road congestion--hike, bike, and in Swatara State Park, horseback ride.
Provides a safe pathway for
pedestrians and cyclists.
Educates and brings an
appreciation of our history, land and water to the public.
Links to businesses
enhancing our economy.
communities, and other trails.
Allows passage for wildlife
and in some instances, alternatives to road crossings.
Evidenced by inclusion in
real estate listings, increases value to properties along the Rail
Phase 6 is 1.3 miles long:
Chestnut Street to Route 422.
Three parks will be connected
using this route:
Across from Lebanon Catholic, Wengert’s pocket
park will be built honoring John Wengert who owned Wengert’s Dairy;
and then west on Chestnut to 22nd Street where just around
the corner, North Cornwall Township completed Gloninger Woods Park.
A new bridge is due to be installed across the Quittapahilla Creek
heading towards Lebanon Valley Mall. The crossing is being designed.
People will get to the back of the Mall, and go through the tunnel.
|Phase 7 is 1.7 miles long: 25th Street
on the N side of the tunnel behind Lebanon Valley Mall on the old rail
bed along Union Canal Tunnel
Park through to Long Lane.
As of 7.20.2017, “grubbing” is taking place on the old rail bed
on the west side of 25th Street north of the “Mall” tunnel.
25th Street separates North Lebanon and West Lebanon
Townships. At any rate, the Trail will connect to the Union Canal
Tunnel Park property, and we will work on a crossing under Tunnel
Farms and Farmers are Valued. The goal is for
the farm and Rail Trail to co-exist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i92n5RyrUzU
Presentation with attachments.pdf
Rail Trail Phase 7: The Meily's, Rail Trail members,
commissioners and others met during our regular meeting. The goal is for
the farm and Rail Trail to co-exist. Commissioners support farms and
farmers through farmland preservation and Clean and Green, which waves
higher real estate taxes on productive land. The Meily farm is enrolled
in both programs. The courts will be asked to review title claims and
make a decision. Also, utilizing a stream cattle crossing and rail-bed
crossings, all segments of the farm are accessible. Pink lines on the
attached map represent existing farm lanes and crossings. Lime green
lines represent potential farm lanes.
|Phase 8 is 2.8 miles long: Long Lane to
Bunker Hill. Some paths are still being negotiated.
|Phase 9 is 1.7 miles long: Bunker Hill to S of Route 22/78 Jonestown
and Supreme Area.
N of the
old iron tress Lebanon to Tremont Railroad Bridge over the Swatara Creek.
From this point north, the Rail Trail often parallels the Swatara Water
To facilitate Phase 9
N of Jonestown, commissioners signed an agreement for an easement with
the Lebanon Water Authority to pass through their property.
Pending approval of funding, both the deck and Trail S of the RR bridge
should see construction in 2017.
Phase 10 is 3.0 miles long: N of Route 22/78 to
the "Z-Truss" Ironwood Bridge will be restored and placed at the
Trailhead (in red on the map).
7.3 miles in Swatara State Park:
The Appalachian Trail crosses over the Swatara
Creek. Other great features are: Union Canal Locks to
explore; the rustic Armar Bordner Cabin and Aycrigg's Falls, Lebanon
County's only waterfall; and a bank of prehistoric fossils that you can
dig through. Hike, bike or horseback ride both sides of the
Swatara Creek. Watch for paddlers on the Swatara.
The Big Picture is a regional
trail connecting counties and other trails like Stony Valley:
Tourism/FINAL MPO RailTrail CCAP article 11.2016.pdf