About Chris Ziegler

Executive Director of the Allegheny Valley Land Trust

It always seems impossible until it is done.

May 20th Allegheny Valley Land Trust and Clarion County celebrated with 75 of their friends at a Groundbreaking Ceremony.

“The Brady Tunnel Project creates opportunities for economic growth, health and wellness, power in partnerships, time with our friends/family and a celebration of our roots.  You cannot create any of these things without a solid foundation.”-Chris Ziegler

A celebration of our ancestors was the theme.

What is Allegheny Valley Land Trust (AVLT)?

The Allegheny Valley Land Trust is the owner of the Armstrong Trail and the Redbank Valley Trails.  AVLVT maintains the integrity of the inactive railroad corridor in accordance with the National Trail Act and the PA Rails to Trails Act.  AVLT purchased and railbanked the corridors on which the Armstrong Trail and Redbank Valley Trail exist.  Both  trails provide a scenic environment for the public to enjoy hiking, bicycling, jogging, exercising, bird watching, and cross country skiing. The trails are for non-motorized use only.  Along with providing recreational opportunities, the Allegheny Valley Land Trust protects the corridor for possible future transportation use and their trail improvement projects are an economic stimulus for communities in the area.