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MEDIA ADVISORY: October 11, 2010
CONTACT: DEP Press Office, (850) 245-2112

DEP to Host Ribbon Cutting Event on Tallahassee-St. Marks Trail

~Event signifies reopening of the trail’s newly repaved southern segment~

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation Bob Ballard will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the DEP Office of Greenways and Trails to mark the completion of the first newly resurfaced section of the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Deputy Secretary Ballard will officially open the first completed segment of the resurfaced trail, beginning at its southern terminus in the City of St. Marks, extending three miles north to Highway 98. The Deputy Secretary will be joined by Mayor of the City of St. Marks Phil Cantner, members of the Florida Greenways and Trails Council and Will Seccombe, Chief Marketing Officer for VISIT FLORIDA, who will discuss a new trails website.

The St. Marks Trail was the first rail-trial in the state trail system to be paved and has provided Floridians more than 20 years of service. The resurfacing project, which began in June of 2010, is being constructed in two phases and will improve public safety and usability for future generations.

The event will take place:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
11:00 a.m.
55 Riverside Drive
(One block west of Riverside Café)
City of St. Marks, Florida

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Last updated: January 25, 2011

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