While I do not bike as much as I used to – I am a big believer ion the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. They have done a lot of work converting thousands of miles of unused train tracks across the country into walking, riding, and equestrian trails. I received an email from them this morning, and thought it proper to re-post here. The following is from their donation page…
“Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy with a Year-End Gift!
Your generous year-end gift will help Rails-to-Trails Conservancy as we face new challenges in the year ahead.
Your support will help us…
- Focus our efforts on the state and local agencies that will play a greater role in how federal funding will be used in developing and maintaining trails;
- Grow the Partnership for Active Transportation, an RTC-created coalition of leading health, transportation, economic, environmental and transportation groups that will bring a powerful collective voice to the table for trails, biking and walking when the next transportation bill is debated;
- Use our Early Warning System to alert local communities of rail abandonments so these important corridors can be converted into rail-trails to connect communities; and
- Work to reach millions of trail users with TrailLink.com’s upcoming mobile apps to allow trail users to explore, view and share tens of thousands of miles of trails across the country.
You can help build, maintain and connect trails across the country by with a year-end, tax-deductible gift to support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.”
So, if you have a few extra bucks, and have used an RTC trail before, consider giving back for the use of that resource, helping create and maintain more trails! Especially since they have lost 30% in federal funding (boo!).