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Trail Volunteer Fund provides materials for volunteer trail projects

Trail Volunteer Fund helping volunteers maintain the trails

Short description

The Trail Volunteer Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation provides grants to purchase tools, materials, and supplies to be used by volunteer trail projects that create, maintain, or enhance the trails suitable for bicycle touring in western Pennsylvania and interconnected trails in nearby areas. In this way the Fund celebrates and encourages the volunteers whose work has made such valuable contributions to western Pennsylvania's growing network of motor-free trails. See https://they-working.org for more information.

Longer description

Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding area are home to a growing network of non-motorized multi-use trails suitable for bicycle touring, hiking, and other outdoor activities. These trails provide valuable community resources for recreation, transportation, and social activities. Most of these trails could not have been developed without support from many dedicated volunteers. These volunteers do everything from acquiring land to construction and maintenance to office tasks such as accounting and publishing newsletters. See https://they-working.org

The Trail Volunteer Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation provides grants of a few hundred to perhaps a few thousand dollars to purchase tools, materials, and supplies to be used by volunteer trail projects that create, maintain, or enhance the trails suitable for bicycle touring in western Pennsylvania and interconnected trails in nearby areas. In this way the Fund celebrates and encourages the volunteers whose work has made such valuable contributions to western Pennsylvania's growing network of motor-free trails. See https://they-working.org for more information.

The Fund encourages trail users to support their local trails. The Fund welcomes contributions from people who don't have a strong affiliation with a particular trail, or who also wish to support trails across a larger geographic area, or who would like to help develop an endowment for future maintenance and development. An objective of the Fund is to develop an endowment that will provide this kind of support for the indefinite future and enable larger grants. See https://they-working.org

Press Coverage

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25, 2015

Montour Trail-Letter, November/December 2008

Friends of the Riverfront E-News Blast, November 3, 2008

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2008

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 2008

Friends of the Riverfront E-News Blast, April 1 2008

Bike Pittsburgh e-Messenger, vol 7, no 3, March 2008


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