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9/15/10

Quote of the Day: Arizona Trail Association

What can be accomplished without government funds... 

Citizen involvement

Thanks to the nearly 27,000 people who went online to vote, the Arizona Trail Association has won a $50,000 grant for trail improvements in Pinal County.

"[The] trail there now runs down along an old pipeline road. It's very straight, it's not very scenic," said Dave Hicks, executive director of the Arizona Trail Association.

Government funds for trail maintenance has been non-existent since the economic downturn, Hicks said. "This boost from a private source is a nice shot in the arm," he said.

azcentral.com Travel and Explore section 09/14/10