The dream of bicyclists, runners and walkers making their way from Atlanta to Anniston, Alabama, on a single uninterrupted trail moved closer to reality with the announcement of a $100,000 grant from Coca-Cola North America.The primary purpose of the grant will be to close the 8 mile gap in the Silver Comet-Chief Ladiga trail. Monies will also be used to build a picturesque gateway park at the state line. The gateway is expected to be complete by early 2007.
The Silver Comet to Chief Ladiga gift is just part of a larger $500,000 grant made by Coca-Cola North America to the Rails to Trails Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization that works with local communities across the United States to transform unused railroad corridors into trails and greenways. For more information about this project and Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Chief Ladiga Trail go to http://www.railstrails.org/ and http://epic.jsu.edu/clt/index.html