Carantouan Greenway Receives Funding from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation (MFTF) for 2017 Park Mapping Project
About the Park Mapping Project
This project addresses the growing need of community park visitors in Tioga County to be “connected” to their surrounding world via mobile devices; through the establishment of GIS-based maps for the parks, native plant collections, bike paths, youth running trails and featured park points-of-interest. The project offers to Tioga County residents, the benefits of wellness activities, as well as education and safety based resources to enhance the park-visitor experience.
The geographic information systems (GIS) software to be used for this project is designed to connect people with maps, data and apps, through the digital location platform which will be accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime; via their mobile device. The Carantouan Greenway will work with Tioga County stakeholders, including the Waverly Recreation, Tioga County Tourism and Friends of Two Rivers park in Waverly, to create maps of relevance to users of the Waverly Glen, Two Rivers State Park and Wildwood Reserve in Barton. Specifically, users will be able to navigate their way to park points of interest, bike paths, running/walking trails, native-plant information tours, and more. Key project supports and collaborators are captured below:
Martin Borko, Retired Biology Professor; Role: biology resource identification
Dave Bubniak, over 20 years as a GIS specialist with the City of Corning; Role- GPS mapping of park points of interest, to connect to information resources and remote app
Theresa Pipher, Research Librarian. Role- Resource developer
Jessica Schillmoeller, Recreation Program Lead. Role: Project Manager
Brad Zehr: Role- Web Developer and Designer.
Dave Shaw: Director, Waverly Recreation. Role: Supporter
Rebecca Maffei, Director, Tioga County Tourism & collaborates with Friends of Greater Two Rivers State Park
Tory Srnka, Office Manager at New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Dr. Randy Richards, Superintendent Waverly Central School District. supporter
Chris Brewster, Library Director and project supporter
Holly Bradley, Sayre Librarian. Library Director and project supporter
The Carantouan Greenway is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Land Trust and environmental organization that is registered in both Pennsylvania and New York States. Officially formed in 1995, we continue to work to educate and connect our communities to their natural resources. We operate as a public steward in the Upper Susquehanna Watershed, focusing in Tioga and Chemung Counties in NY and Bradford County in PA. The Greenway provides a variety of educational and outreach programs for all ages, with an enthusiastic core group of Board members and volunteers. The Carantouan Greenway consists of the Wildwood Nature Reserve, the Forbidden Path, and the Destiny Kinal Loop Trail. These natural reserves and trails include a combination of wetlands, open fields, a pond, multiple vernal pools and more. The areas offer walking trails for hikers, birders, anglers, and any outdoor enthusiasts; and are used for youth and adult education programs, fishing and art lessons, guided nature tours, 4K community runs, and more.
If you have any questions or comments, then please Contact Us.