1/3 of the Way!
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Our annual Paving the Way for more trails campaign is ramping up, and many friends and fans of the trails have already pledged their support. We’re over 1/3 of the way to our goal of $150, 000, and thank all who have already said, “Yes!”'
A mile of trail costs, on average, about $600,000, and private donations are the most important funds we raise. Through these, we can unlock federal dollars that would otherwise be lost.
Even a little bit means a lot. In many cases, a gift can be leveraged by up to 5 times with funding that is still waiting for a local match. Even if everyone just gives a little, we can make a big difference.
Paving the Way funds get us connected. Of our 88 miles of trails, only 64 are connected. We have active projects in every quadrant of the community, and with your help, we could reach 100 connected miles in five years or less.
Fort Wayne Trails is working with the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County on active projects in every quadrant of Allen County. New trails in the works include parts of Covington Road (SW), Six Mile Creek (SE), Johnny Appleseed to Shoaff (NE), the Pufferbelly Trail (NW), and Bluffton Road (Waynedale).
It’s up to us to help build the trails. Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. works closely with our government partners to make trail projects happen, but we receive no regular operating dollars from the government or any other umbrella organization.
By donating, you're voicing your support for the trail network. Any gift, no matter what size, will help us to complete the connections and show our elected officials that trails really do matter to our citizens!
Find out how to donate here.
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