Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail has made the list of 17 National Park Service (NPS) trails that have been awarded federal grants. The national historic trail located in southern Arizona will be part of a new project connecting the trail to other Federal facilities.
The $96,000 project will connect the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail to three NPS sites in southern Arizona: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, AZ; Saguaro NP near Tucson, AZ and Tumacacori National Historical Park in Tumacacori, AZ.
The money is designated for restoring or improving existing trails and trailhead connections, providing better wayside and interpretive services, encouraging innovative educational services, supporting bridge and trailhead designs, and providing planning services for important trail gateways.
In addition to operating park areas across the United States and its territories, the National Park Service plays a vital role in operation of the 52,000-mile National Trails System. The Trails System dates from 1968 legislation that created the Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails. Today, the National Trails System is comprised of 11 national scenic trails (NSTs), 19 national historic trails (NHTs), and more than 1,050 national recreation trails (NRTs).
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