Galena Bike and Walking Trail
Delaware County Friends of the Trail (DCFT) has an immediate need for $10,000 in order to launch a trail building project in Galena, Ohio. For an minimal investment of $10,000 we can start building a $377,000 trail project; the rest of the funds have already been secured.This trail is an important segment of the 325 mile Ohio to Erie Trail which runs from Cincinnati to Cleveland. The project includes rebuilding a scenic bridge that crosses over Little Walnut Creek and has a beautiful veiw of Hoover Reservoir. It will also pave .7 miles of trail through Galena.
If we raise this money the trail will start immediately and be completed in approximately 3 months. DCFT is a trail group focused on completing the the last 6 miles of the 16 mile Ohio to Erie Trail that runs through Delaware County. DCFT has been an active trail group since 2000 and has raised $1.3M for this trail so far.
We are so proud to be a part of this community where people come together to get things done! We are currently at $2,650 for this campaign. We have secured the funding for getting the project started, but what the article does not mention is that DCFT ended up having to commit to at least $12,000 of the project after it was underbid. We are going to continue this campaign to help cover that amount. Our only other fundraiser is the Community Ties Bike Tour in July; all proceeds will go toward the trail. The good news is that construction on the trail will be able to begin soon!