Sacramento – Yesterday the California State Department of Parks and Recreation announced the approval of a grant of $212,552 for the City of Grand Terrace to build the Blue Mountain Trailhead which includes 5,000 linear feet of trail, a trailhead restroom, parking and interpretive signage. The grant funds will be administered by the California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) through the State Habitat Conservation Fund program. This announcement comes after Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) sent a letter of support for the project’s grant application to OGALS.
“The City of Grand Terrace has exemplified a long-term commitment for this project which will build a better quality of life for their residents and the whole Inland Empire,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “Building projects that increase quality of life and an active lifestyle is progress our region needs. Receiving these funds is an example of what we can achieve as a district and regionally when we work together.”
The Blue Mountain Access Trail and Trailhead project when completed will provide legal and safe access to the Blue Mountain Trail in the City of Grand Terrace. When opened this area will serve as a nature center with future opportunity to create an educational curriculum to inform school children throughout the region of the existing ecosystem in the area. Visitors will have the opportunity to use the trail year-round and enjoy a good workout and beautiful views of the Inland Empire and local mountains.
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.