From Staff Reports
Members of the public are invited to join local dignitaries in taking a celebratory ride next week on the recently completed second phase of the multipurpose pathway near Moose, Wyo. in Grand Teton National Park.
The special community event Thursday, Aug. 9 will help publicize a federal initiative called America’s Great Outdoors, and mark the completion earlier this year of the park’s pathway segment that links up with a Jackson Hole Community Pathway leg originating in Jackson, Wyo.
Among the speakers scheduled to appear are: Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, Jackson Mayor Mark Barron, Teton County Commissioners Hank Phibbs and Paul Vogelheim as well as representatives from the Transportation and Interior departments.
Following the remarks, participants will take a short ride or walk along the new pathway from park headquarters to the Sleeping Indian turnout on Highway 26/89/191. The family-friendly event is open to all.
The America’s Great Outdoors initiative was launched in 2010 to develop a modern approach to conservation with a recreation emphasis. Cabinet heads from several federal departments worked to develop a broad outreach program, with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar selecting Grand Teton National Park’s pathway project as among those that met the initiative’s goals.
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The event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 in the parking lot adjacent to the old Moose Visitor Center and park headquarters on the Teton Park Road, 12.5 miles north of Jackson, Wyo.