Montour Trail

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Ned Williams, Montour Trail Council president, and Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Natural Resources, unveil the 2017 Trail of the Year sign for the Montour Trail during a ceremony in South Park Township.

Pennies for the Trail Day, led by the Friends of the Montour Trail in Peters Township and South Hills, will be held Oct. 5.

The event is raising funds to support trail improvements and ongoing maintenance along the 18 miles between Peters Township and Clairton. Volunteers regularly mow along the trail, clear downed trees, rebuild fences, apply mulch and replace or repair the crushed limestone surface.

The donated funds will be used to purchase crushed limestone, fuel for mowers, equipment and maintenance, paint, fencing materials, trail signs and other needs.

Trail users are encouraged to bring their change or any other monetary donations to one of the collection points along the trail. Contributions will be accepted by volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Peters Township, contributions can be given at the Brush Run Road trailhead, trailside and in front of St. Petersburg Center and trailside behind Pareo Gyro. The South Hills Friends of the Trail will be collecting at the Bethel Park/South Park wastewater treatment plant parking lot.

In the case of inclement weather, donations will be accepted at St. Petersburg Center in Peters Township and at the parking lot of the treatment plan.

If you would like to contribute, but are not able to do so Oct. 5, contact Mark Imgrund, 724-941-6351 or, in Peters Township or Dave Oyler in South Park at 412-831-9288 or

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