The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is embracing the Trail Town concept, moving its dollars from the third largest bank and the fourth largest credit union in the United States to the 15th largest bank in Washington state. Why?
One reason is to consolidate accounts, simplifying banking and better stewarding donations. Another is to 'walk the talk'--helping the local economy and making important trail connections.
Skagit Bank, named after the county and river, has a branch office close to the PNTA office and just off Sedro-Woolley's Northern Avenue Trail, connecting to the rail-to-trail PNT alternate route - Cascade Trail from Concrete, Washngton.
And yes, there's the billboard that makes a statement....
PNTA Office Manager Laurel Downing and Treasurer Jim Fukuyama are joined by Becky Taft of Skagit Bank in the great outdoors