What: Pepco, Montgomery Parks, and Montgomery County will mark the completion of an innovative nature trail in North Potomac, Maryland. The new six-mile, natural surface, multi-use trail will run along Pepco’s transmission corridor and will connect the Muddy Branch Stream Valley to South Germantown Recreation Park. The trail is being created and maintained through a collaboration between Montgomery Parks, Pepco and the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE). Pepco is the landowner of the trail and served as a design and permitting partner; Montgomery Parks will complete construction and patrol the trail; and MORE will maintain it.
***We invite members of the media to bring bikes and walking/running shoes as we will end the press conference with a ceremonial “first ride” and use of the natural trail.
Who: Dave Velazquez, president and CEO, Pepco Holdings
Isiah “Ike” Leggett, county executive, Montgomery County Maryland
Craig Rice, councilmember, Montgomery County Council
Casey Anderson, chair, Montgomery County Planning Board
Michael Riley, director, Montgomery County Parks
Dave Magill, Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) Maryland Trails Advocacy
When: Friday, October 5, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 13012 Colton Lane, North Potomac, Maryland 20878
Parking is available on Colton Lane.
Background: Pepco, Montgomery County, and Montgomery County Parks will celebrate the completion of construction for a new natural trail along the Pepco transmission corridor in Montgomery County. The six-mile trail will provide a healthy and environmentally friendly source of recreation for the benefit of the entire community. This trail is the first of its kind allowance and partnership of transmission corridors for recreational use.
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About Pepco: Pepco, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 842,000 electric delivery customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
About the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks: Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. www.MontgomeryParks.org