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Truckee Trails Foundation celebrates anniversary

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF) has attained a notable list of accomplishments from the paved and marked bikeway that circumnavigates Donner Lake, a “Good Dirty Fun” volunteer dirt trail building and maintenance program and more.

“The past 10 years have been a rewarding challenge,” said longtime Truckee trails advocate John Svahn.

Since the organization’s inception in 2002, more than $18 million in trails and bikeways have been built in the community. The TTF hopes to improve on this success rate over the next decade. “There’s still so much to be completed, but with every new mile of trail, enthusiasm grows as well,” said TTF Executive Director Allison Pedley. “The community will see trail building at an even greater rate in the coming years.”

Volunteer-based Truckee Trails Foundation aims to champion a network of trails and bikeways in the Truckee area for community, economic and environmental well-being.

“The trail community needs help from area trail users,” said TTF Vice President Andy Buckley of Vail Resorts, who believes the build-out of the town’s “Trails and Bikeways Master Plan” will supercharge the area’s summer recreation options. With this in mind, the TTF aims to keep trails and bikeways moving forward aggressively.

This year the Truckee Trails Foundation welcomes new board members Andy Buckley, Matt Chappell, and Steven Poncelet to the TTF team. Also on the board: Michael Salmon (president), Renee LaChat (treasurer), Matt Chappell, John Eaton, Paco Lindsay, Steven Poncelet, David Shaw, John Svahn and Nancy Woolf.

If you like trails, take action today and visit www.trucketrails.org to join TTF’s email list.

About Truckee Trails Foundation

Formed in April of 2002 in direct response to the Town of Truckee’s Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, the Truckee Trails Foundation is charged with overseeing, promoting, maintaining and fundraising for a comprehensive and connected system of trails and bikeways. For more information about the Truckee Trails Foundation, call 530-587-8214 or visit www.truckeetrails.org.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 10, 2012 07:35PM Published Apr 10, 2012 07:32PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.