New trail signs aim to prevent Lyme disease in Erie County

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ERIE, Pa. — You may see some new signs posted as you head out to the trails in Erie County.

The Erie County Department of Health has received a $2,400 grant from the Erie County Green Ways fund for education and prevention of Lyme disease and ticks.

The first initiative is posting 65 signs on trials and parks throughout the county.

Lyme disease numbers are on the rise nationally, which is why the health department says education is important.

“We have ticks everywhere in Erie County … ” Director of Environmental Heath Karen Tobin said. “We want people to stay active and be outside, we don’t want them to be scared by this, but we want them to be aware.”

There are still signs available without a designated location, if you know of a good spot for a sign, you are asked to contact the Erie County Department of Health.

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