Central Oregon DailyDeschutes Trails Coalition distributing $32,000 in grants to trail projects

Deschutes Trails Coalition distributing $32,000 in grants to trail projects

Deschutes Trails Coalition distributing ,000 in grants to trail projects

Phil's Trail

More than $32,000 in grant money is going toward trails in Deschutes County.

The Deschutes Trails Coalition is distributing $32,711聽between six different trail projects:

  • Friends of Central Cascades Wilderness (FCCW): CNC Router software: Computer program license that allows sign making capacity to nearly double using the CNC Router
  • Meissner & COTA: Sno-Park Accessibility: Maintain ramps of snow between plowed parking lot and elevated snow surface to access聽trails聽at Virginia Meissner, Swampy, and Wanoga Sno-Parks.
  • Cog-Wild: Ride and Dig Program: Create a curriculum around trail sustainability and stewardship and implement a trail workday (in partnership with COTA) during a 3-day program with Realms HS students.
  • Dirty Freehub: Trail Maintenance Tools: Purchase trail maintenance tools to expand capacity to host workdays maintaining gravel routes.
  • COTA: Phil鈥檚 Skills Park: Expanded and improved features at Phil鈥檚 Trailhead skills park.
  • Deschutes Land Trust: Inclusivity: Update interpretive and wayfinding materials on Land Trust Preserves to be more inclusive of all visiting populations.

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鈥淲e go through and evaluate all the applications together and we鈥檙e looking through that lens of sustainability. How does this project align with those pillars of sustainability?鈥 said Jana Johnson, Executive Director of Deschutes Trails Coalition.

Project work will occur between June 2023 and September 30, 2024.

The Trail Coalition looks at social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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