Wyoming Pathways Once Again Included in Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities Fundraiser
Update: Wyoming Pathways received numerous generous donations during the 2016 Old Bill’s donation period. We want to thank everyone who donated during this wonderful event. All of the donations qualify for the matching funds from the event, so the impact of these donations will be magnified.
Once again in 2016, Wyoming Pathways is participating as a beneficiary in the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charity, which will be held in Jackson, Wyoming on Saturday, September 10, 2016. You can still donate through Friday, September 16th.
Donations made to Wyoming Pathways are matched up to $30,000 and go to support our activities in the Teton County region, including advocacy programs supporting completion of Teton County pathways, Grand Teton National Park pathways, complete streets, and Forest Service trails within Jackson Hole and Teton County. We encourage our supporters to make a donation to Wyoming Pathways as part of this event, to take advantage of the gift matching. Donations will be accepted through 5:00pm, Friday, September 16th, 2016.
Gifts Wyoming Pathways receives though Old Bill’s will have positive impacts and support many aspects of biking, walking, and trails in Teton County. Donations and the matching contributions support our programs for:
- Experienced advocacy to support the Teton County and Town of Jackson pathways program and making safe local streets for all users. Town and County advocacy includes following the local budget process to support Pathway budget needs, helping identify federal grant opportunities that local government can apply for, tracking and commenting on WYDOT’s highway plans in JH, and expert participation in local transportation planning efforts.
- Continued advocacy to complete the Pathways System in Grand Teton National Park. There are still over 20 miles of approved pathways beyond the Moose-Wilson corridor that need advocacy support, including Gros Ventre Junction to Spring Gulch Drive, a pathway along the Teton Park Road from Jenny to String Lake and north to Signal Mountain, and eventually connecting to Colter Bay.
- Leadership on the Greater Yellowstone Trail – Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone, especially the Teton County Wyoming section on Teton Pass to connect a pathway from Wilson to Victor.
- Support for the Bridger-Teton trail systems. Advocacy with the regional US Forest Service to see that the Bridger-Teton’s trail budget needs are addressed, and the intent to serve on the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative to support recreation and protection in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area.
This is the 20th Anniversary edition of the event, which has raised over $121 million for local charities over the past 19 years, with nearly $11 million raised in 2015 alone. You can learn more about the event here.