To the Editor:
After just having read through the 142 page “Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement” for the proposed St. Lawrence County Multi-Use Trail I feel that the county (in particular the Trail Advisory Board) is deserving of many thanks and much appreciation for the determination and hard work put forth on this project.
When Gov. Cuomo announces that he wants to boost tourism to the Adirondacks he is touted as a hero.
When St. Lawrence County tries to boost tourism and provide recreation options to citizens through grassroots efforts we are made to jump through hoops by government entities such as the NYSDEC and APA.
I have utilized the Parishville portion of this trail system (that was opened in 2006 as a “pilot trail”) many times over the past several years and have nothing but positive things to say about the signage, trail conditions/maintenance, interactions with other trail users (motorized and non), little evidence of misuse and abundant evidence of responsible use.
If you have the time please voice your support to our representatives for this wonderful project and let them know that we stand behind their hard work and dedication toward the implementation of a trail system that can benefit us all rather than catering to one particular interest group.