Future Heartland Trail at Marshallville, December 30, 2017.
Many tracks tell us people are walking -  and perhaps a mountain bike - to check out how great this trail will be!

JANUARY
2018 NEWSLETTER

 
HERE IS AN INTERESTING READ
from National Geographic

Mapping the Urban Bike Utopias of the 1890   

Bicycle Mania swept the nation at the end of the 19th century.  

Can it happen again?

 

 
 
 
We are excited about the positive potential for building 2.4 miles of trail this year!  
 
In order to make that happen, we should go out for bids on the project in early February.   Now, as we enter January, we continue to seek additional funds to secure the $200,000 match in order to receive the $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
 
Thank you to those who responded to our December 14 launch of this new campaign. Every additional dollar helps us reach our goal.   
 
Can you help move us even closer?    
 
See below the questions we have received, followed by our answers.   
If you have other questions, please feel free to email us at
 
waynetrailstotrails@gmail.com  or call Becky Jewell at 330.201.1908 
 
 
 
Q&A
 
 
Q:  Have funds previously secured for the Heartland Trail been spent before the grant was received?  
 
A:  Yes. The engineering and environmental studies have been completed and other expenses such as maintenance and preparation of the entire length of the Heartland Trail have been paid.
 
   
Q:  Why is this campaign so urgent? Could you postpone the project until more money comes in?
 
A:   We have been eagerly awaiting the trail completion between Orrville and Marshallville.  We need the match for the $500,000 grant before we bid in early 2018.
     
Q: I already made a donation to the Heartland Trail that qualifies to be on the plaque.  What happens if I give more now?

A:  Thank you for your previous donation!  We encourage you to consider moving up a level with your additional gift.  Regardless, every donation of every size will move us closer to completing the trail!   
Levels of Giving for Plaque / Bench / Mile Marker:      
NAME ON LARGE PLAQUE AT ORRVILLE TRAILHEAD: 
$250 = Bronze level.   $500 = Silver Level                                                                        $1,000 = Gold Level.   $2,500 = Platinum Level  
BENCH WITH PLAQUE:   $5,000
MILE MARKER WITH PLAQUE: $10,000 
 
Q:  Can I make a donation with my credit card rather than writing a check?
 
A:  Yes!  See click link below.   
However, if you prefer to send a check, please make it out to RTWC and mail it to PO Box 1566, Wooster, Ohio  44691    
 
Q: Once this section is done, what are the plans for the next phase?   
 
A:   We are currently engineering the connection between the 1st mile of trail in Orrville and Forrer Road.  Our next priority will be to connect the trail at Main Street in Orrville to Forrer Road
   
Will you help us continue to  
enhance the quality of life in Wayne County?  
 Our current objective is to raise $200,000.  
  
   
to donate online via PayPal or credit card.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
RTWC MEM B ERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!   
TOGETHER WE
  • Enhance the quality of life in Wayne County                                       by building and sustaining trails.
  • Support trail maintenance activities
  • Impact economic development
  • Improve health and fitness
  • Preserve natural areas and historic site
 
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for Membership Information
 
From the Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County 
Board of Directors 
 
   



Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County Board Members
President: Don Noble II, Shreve   
Vice President: Ted Short, Wooster 
Secretary:  Katie VanZile, Marshallville
Treasurer: David L. Lehman, Orrville 

 

Trustees:

Tom Bahl, Shreve      Susan Baker, Creston    
Pat Glessner, Sterling       Phil Grimm,  Kidron       
Becky Jewell, Orrville      Jenni Reusser, Orrville

Keith Winkler, Sterling    Keith Workman, Orrville