The National Parks Service-Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program awarded the City of Ontario (Oregon) an in-kind grant to help the city plan and develop its Tater Tot Trail Project.
As per a report, the city was among the 30 new projects chosen by NPS-RTCA to receive assistance starting June 1, 2022, until May 31, 2023.
As a collaborative partner, the Parks Service will provide professional services to assist Ontario in developing a project plan for the Tater Tot Trail and achieving the outdoor recreation vision of creating outdoor recreation opportunities that engage future generations in the outdoors.
City officials express appreciation toward U.S.senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and their staff for their support.
“Oregon outdoors offers tons of opportunity for recreation and enjoyment for Oregonians,” said Merkley.
“I am pleased that the National Parks Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program is providing assistance to the City of Ontario for their envisioned Tater Tot trail along the banks of the Snake River, which will connect neighborhoods and provide valuable outdoor recreation opportunities to Oregonians and visitors alike. Thanks to the National Park Service, this trail is closer to becoming a reality, and I look forward to continuing to help the organizers get the project across the finish line.”
“Getting outside for a walk on a wonderful eastern Oregon day is an essential element in the recreation DNA for families and everybody fortunate enough to live and work in Ontario,” Wyden said.
“I’m glad to have teamed up with Ontario and Senator Merkley to secure this federal support for the Tater Tot Trail that will make Ontario an even better place to call home for generations to come.”
This story originally appeared on Argus Observer.