Solar Energy Company Donates $ 8,000 for Portage 9/11 Trail

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CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A renewable energy development company in Portage has donated $ 8,000 to a nonprofit group that remembers 9/11 through trails.

On Wednesday, September 6, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) presented a check to the Mainline Trail Organization for the construction of a bike path that will cross Portage. Township workers have reportedly started clearing trees at Portage Football Stadium in Kane Run, where the path will be created.

“Our short term goal is to cross Portage from Main Street to Kane Run and then to Wilmore, eventually connecting to other parts of the trail that have already been completed,” said Portage Area Historical Society president Irene Huschak. . “We are making this small segment of the trail using donations, demonstrating our commitment to the trail project. By doing this, we are building a foundation to obtain grants to continue the bike path project.

The trail will carry an important message as the organization builds the trail in partnership with the 9/11 National Memorial Trail Alliance. The group has created 1,300 miles of trails and roads that connect all of the 9/11 memorials in New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The 9/11 Trail commemorates those who lost their lives and the heroes who helped save many that day.

CPV is transforming a former coal mine into a solar power plant that plans to start an aluminum extrusion plant in Cressona. The installation will include 237,000 solar panels.

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