Friends of Chester Valley Trail

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On October 4, 2016, the Friends of Chester Valley Trail were recognized by the County Commissioners for their significant contributions to the trail's operations and development. They were acknowledged for their most recent and significant accomplishment - contributing 100% of the funds for safety improvements to the Foundry Way intersection located in East Whiteland Township. Signage and line striping were installed and applied to PennDOT standards by an outside contractor at a total improvement cost of $6500.00. The Friends are also funding a traffic study to further improve safety at that intersection.

Left to right – Commissioner Terrence Farrell; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Steve Fromnick, Facilities & Parks Director; Mike Broennle, Friends Secretary; Tim Lander, Friends President; Bob Cochlin, Friends Treasurer; Owen Prusack, Regional Superintendent; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone

In 2010, a group of volunteers became interested in forming a Friends Group for the Chester Valley Trail. The group is dedicated to all things related to the trail. Initial objectives are: 

  • Acting as a conduit for suggesting improvements
  • Alerting the department to emerging conflicts or problems along the trail
  • Providing assistance in reducing trail maintenance costs or providing additional amenities, with volunteer projects
  • Working with the department and commercial businesses to make adjoining shops more trail-friendly
In particular, the group continues to look for representation from local municipalities, recreational groups (bicyclists, hiking and jogging clubs), commercial businesses in adjoining shopping centers, and residents and representatives from large neighborhoods or homeowners associations or who use the trail regularly.

Chester Valley Trail Funding Project

– A partnership between Chester County, Natural Lands Trust and Friends of the Chester Valley Trail, the Chester Valley Trail Funding Project works to facilitate private funding for construction and enhancement projects for the Chester Valley Trail.

2017 Meeting Schedule

All Meetings are at 7:00 PM
March 21 - TredyffrinTownship Building
May 17 - West Whiteland Township Building
July 18 - East Whiteland Township Building
September 19 - Tredyffrin Township Building
November 20 - West Whiteland Township Building

For more information, email the Friends Group.