Karen's Trail - Help Finish the B2B Trail - Honoring Karen's Legacy
May 06, 2017
ORGANIZER: HURON WATERLOO
EVENT: Iron Belle (MFF)
Calling all members, family and friends of the AA Tri Club. Please help us in supporting the completion of the B2B trail in honor of world class triathlete and member, Karen McKeachie. The club has set a goal of raising $5,000 to help make this dream a reality.
Also, please visit our club website which has more details about Karen and her legacy. http://www.aatriclub.org/page-1808494
HURON WATERLOO PATHWAYS INITIATIVE wrote -
Build the B2B Trail!
Help build the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) - a one of a kind trail destination connecting people and communities on 70 miles of non-motorized pathways throughout Washtenaw County and beyond!
Our vision is to extend the B2B an additional 21 miles by 2021. This construction will connect the two primary sections of the B2B, the Huron River Greenway and the Huron Waterloo Loop (“The Loop”). The Loop will travel between Dexter, Chelsea, and Stockbridge, where it joins the existing Lakelands Trail, creating a 44 uninterrupted circle of pathways. The Huron River Greenway will be the crown jewel of the B2B, with its stunning natural beauty and seven bridges spanning the Huron River between Dexter and Ann Arbor.
When connected to the Iron Belle Trail, the B2B will form part of the statewide 2,000 mile network of trails. These multi-use pathways for non-motorized activities will be a resource to be enjoyed now and for generations to come.
Over the next two years, our goal is to raise $15 million for pathway construction and $3 million for a maintenance endowment, to ensure perpetual care of the pathways. Construction will also include seven bridges spanning the Huron River. This $18 million in private funding, combined with $10 million of state funding and $10 million of Washtenaw County funding, will leverage precious resources for maximum benefit.
Your financial contribution will help build one more segment of the trail and leave a legacy of perpetual recreation. To explore giving options or to find out about opportunities for community engagement, please visit our website at huron-waterloo-pathways.org.