The township will receive $240,000 to use towards the Liffy Island Boardwalk and Trails project. A special Freeholder Board-appointed committee recommended the funding, among six different projects across the county. This grant is a part of the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program that will be spending a total of $583,165 for projects in Hanover, Morris Township, Washington Township, and Wharton.

The freeholders will vote to approve this recommendation at their December 13 meeting. Freeholder Christine Myers, the board’s liaison to Planning and Preservation, stated, “This is an excellent investment in the county’s recreational infrastructure that will improve the quality of life for all residents, making Morris County a better place to live and work and locate a business.”

Morris County Park Commission Executive Director Dave Helmer stated that as a result of this grant, “residents of Morris County will have an additional 4.1-miles of trails to walk, run, hike, bike and horseback ride on in the next few years as these projects are completed.”

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Kalen Luciano is a senior at Jefferson Township High School. He's involved in many different activities from chorus and the musical to UNICEF and Stand Up to Cancer. In his free time, he enjoys going on hikes, reading, writing, and hanging out with friends.