Michigan Trails Week Challenge

Sun September 19 - Sun September 26, 2021 Lansing, MI 48909 US Directions
Donation

Donate to Your Favorite Trail or ORV Safety Training Education

Donation Goal: $25,000

Tens of thousands of miles of local, county, state and federally managed trails in Michigan and each new mile strengthens Michigan's reputation as the nation's Trail State.

Trails provide welcoming, outdoor spaces for people to enjoy, explore, relax and recharge. Taking care of these treasured outdoor resources really takes a village, including the many clubs, partner agencies and passionate people who simply love their trails. In that spirit, we will continue expanding, developing and maintaining our state's vast trail system for the benefit of Michigan residents.

These are just a couple reasons why the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance teamed up to highlight trail projects that need your help. MTGA will act as fiduciary, ensuring that all monies raised for any of the options listed below will go directly to those projects. Let's make every mile count!

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MICHIGAN TRAILS & GREENWAYS ALLIANCE - Statewide Voice for Trails

You can have a direct impact on ALL trails in Michigan with a donation to Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance (MTGA).  MTGA strives to connect people to their communities, to each other and to nature through trails.  Acting as a resource center for the trail community, MTGA advocates for you and your voice as a nonmotorized trail user. Join us in our mission to advance America’s best network of trails – right here in Michigan. 

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NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL ASSOCIATION - Naomikong Trail Improvement

Naomikong Trail Improvement - Replacement of existing puncheon (900') and addition of new puncheon (181') and turnpike (435') to improve the safety and overall experience on a section of the North Country National Scenic Trail / Iron Belle Trail (hiking portion) east of Naomikong Creek and below the overlook off of Curley Lewis Highway in Chippewa County. Funding will be used to assist with the purchase of all the material. 

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MOTOR CITY MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION - Biking and equestrian trail separation

Proud Lake is in the process of separating the current multi-use trails into separate trail systems including dedicated loops for mountain biking & equestrian use, with hiking permitted on any of our trails. With this separation, we are looking to install an official mountain biking trailhead for dedicated parking. Donations generated will go toward the construction & implementation of a trailhead parking lot near the intersection of Dawson & Child’s Lake Road, a prime location to jump on either of the new mountain bike loops.

 

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IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION 

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS

Ionia SRA Equestrian Confidence Course Improvements:

Our current confidence course has 10-11 features that very in difficulty.  We would like to make an addition to our current course by making an additional trail that connects our day use staging area to our existing confidence course.  We would like to make more features that complement the current trail features.  We would like to make our course a destination location for riders visiting or living in Michigan.

Proud Lake Equestrian Confidence Course:

Proud Lake is looking to expand our Equestrian Confidence Course with the addition of new obstacles and challenges for riders and horses. We are hoping to add a rotating barrel challenge, as well as an angled boardwalk obstacle

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PADDLE ANTRIM- Chain of Lakes Water Trail Amenity Improvements

Chain of Lakes Water Trail – Water Trail Amenity Improvements

The Chain of Lakes Water Trail offers over 100 miles for paddlers to explore along 12 lakes and interconnected rivers in Northern Michigan. Paddlers can experience diverse waterways with numerous natural areas as well as visit with the quaint lakeside communities of Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Central Lake and Ellsworth. With both small and large lakes, there are opportunities for paddlers of all skill levels to enjoy. Paddle Antrim, host of the water trail, is working to improve amenities offered along the trail. Plans include additional kayak racks, universal kayak launch, kayak wash station and other improvements to create a quality experience for paddlers out on the water. 

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ORV SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES - Supporting volunteer groups who hold in-person ORV Safety Training classes for both youth and adults in Michigan.

In Michigan, Any Off-Road Vehicle operator 16 years old and younger riding on public or private land is required to pass an approved ORV safety course. Michigan’s ORV education course is taught by a dedicated core of certified volunteer instructors, sheriff’s deputies and Michigan conservation officers. 

The main purpose of the ORV safety education course is to educate and develop safe, knowledgeable and responsible ORV owners and operators. Topics covered include correct riding techniques, protective equipment, understanding terrain and trail operation, laws and regulations, causes and prevention of crashes, and environmental concerns and reporting responsibility. 

It is important for the future of our sport to teach our youth the importance of not only riding safely and obeying the rules, but to extend a personal effort to protect the resources that we ride on, and to ensure our trails remain open for future generations.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    LAFF PATHWAYS

The City of Linden, Argentine Township, the City of Fenton, and Fenton Township (LAFF) Pathway initiative began in 2009 bringing four municipalities, along with Southern Lakes Parks and Rec, together to develop a multi-community nonmotorized trail.  Phase 1 of the pathway connects Argentine Township with the City of Linden and is complete.  Phase 2 is known as The State Bank Trail and makes the connection to the City of Fenton through Fenton Township, construction is planned for the spring through fall of 2023.  The State Bank Trail connects Phase 1 to the Linden County Park, Fenton’s Bush Park, 22 miles of sidewalks and bike trail located in Linden, and 62 miles of sidewalk located in Fenton, as well as a soccer complex, multiple playgrounds, historic town monuments, and river access sites.  Future phases include pathways along Owen Road and along Fenton Road.  The State Bank Trail will offer walkers, runners and bikers of all ages access to many different activities and amenities and is an important link for SE Michigan because it will connect Genesee County to Oakland County through a system of trails, nonmotorized use of sidewalks, and bike lanes.  It is a point of access to people coming through Oakland and Livingston County who want to ultimately connect to the Iron-Belle Trail System, with planning already underway to make this a reality.

 

$6,444

Raised of $25,000

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$25,000

Top Donors

$6,444 Raised By 207 Donors

$1,000 North Country Trail Association Jim Meier
$250 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance LWP ORV Club
$200 LAFF Pathways Victor Lukasavitz
$150 North Country Trail Association Bob Schuelke
$100 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations AMY SCHARMEN
$100 from Anonymous
$100 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Emily Hagen
$100 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance John Cooper
$100 ORV Safety Training Judy Sedlacek
$100 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mark Stoddard
$100 North Country Trail Association Mathew Thomas
$75 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Babowicz Family
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Addison Hawkins
$50 LAFF Pathways Albert Butler
$50 from Anonymous
$50 North Country Trail Association Allison Neely
$50 LAFF Pathways Ann Walker
$50 from Anonymous
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Carri Bevard
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance David Panzlau
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Debbie Richards
$50 LAFF Pathways Del Lee
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Heather Tolfree
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Hilario Castellanos
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance In Memory of Theodore A. Telling
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance JACQUELINE THOMAS
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jean Coverdill
$50 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Jill Oomen
$50 North Country Trail Association Joanne Trembath
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Leslie McGowan
$50 LAFF Pathways Linda Hoff
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mary Byrd
$50 Paddle Antrim MICHELE BURKE
$50 North Country Trail Association Nick Boswell
$50 LAFF Pathways Robin Parker
$50 LAFF Pathways Sarah Hornback
$50 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations SHANNON WESTON
$50 North Country Trail Association Steven Stanko
$50 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Tom Hughes
$35 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Julie Saracina
$30 from Anonymous
$30 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Shalee Miedema
$25 North Country Trail Association 2hikergirls
$25 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Alison Paine
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Angela Montgomery
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Anna Hergott
$25 from Anonymous
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Brian Wright
$25 Motor City Mountain Biking Association Bruce Geffen
$25 Paddle Antrim Buzz Burrell
$25 LAFF Pathways Carol Wegher
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Chris Drake
$25 from Anonymous
$25 North Country Trail Association Danielle Foertsch
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance David Walker
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Diana Stumpf
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Ines Storhok
$25 Paddle Antrim Jean Hartmann
$25 from Anonymous
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jill Schluter
$25 North Country Trail Association Joan Parker
$25 LAFF Pathways Julie Heighes
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Karen Noel
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Kay Fossett
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Keith Strickland
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Kelly Browe
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Klari Frederick
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Linda Kortesoja
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Louise Blain
$25 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Lynda Hughey
$25 North Country Trail Association Lynne Johannessen
$25 North Country Trail Association Margaret Gramas
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Marie Brooks
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mary Thompson
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Nathaniel Lee
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Okwaho Outfitters
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Pam Jackson
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Peggy Wheaton
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Peter Crawford
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Randolph Hay
$25 from Anonymous
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sejla kulaglic
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sharon Edgar
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Stephanie Thompson
$25 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Susan m. Hoenle
$25 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Theresa Gray
$25 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Mary Pisko
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Amber King
$20 LAFF Pathways Barry Cole
$20 North Country Trail Association Brad Shafer
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Brooke Moore
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Carissa Sadler
$20 LAFF Pathways Chris Bauman
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Dawn Highhouse
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Diane Lawson
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Eileen Dusek
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Elise Woznicki
$20 from Anonymous
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Emily Pirog
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Gregory Baker
$20 from Anonymous
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance James Pugh
$20 ORV Safety Training Kerry Robbins
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Kristine Nelson
$20 from Anonymous
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Lois Epplett
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Lori McPeck
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Margaret O'Dell
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mary Murphy
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mary Waterbury
$20 North Country Trail Association Nina Van Den Ende
$20 from Anonymous
$20 North Country Trail Association Savanna Atkins
$20 LAFF Pathways Susan Bailo
$20 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Vicki Andress
$15 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Alice Florida
$15 from Anonymous
$15 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Nicole Giddings
$15 Paddle Antrim Rachel McGlashen
$13 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Fred Arms
$10 ORV Safety Training Alan Kava
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Allie Lehman
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Amy Kubli
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Bob Back
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Brandon Bebo
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Brenda Foltz
$10 North Country Trail Association Brianna Zamborsky
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Cameron Cramer
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Cathy Podvoll
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Cherith Janes
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Christine Freismuth
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Christopher Brown
$10 North Country Trail Association Courtney Moore
$10 LAFF Pathways Cynthia Mahan
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance DAN BROERSMA
$10 from Anonymous
$10 North Country Trail Association Douglas Saville
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Ellen Reading
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Heather Belanger
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Hunter Wilson
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jeanette Noechel
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jennifer Smith
$10 North Country Trail Association Jessica Buchanan
$10 from Anonymous
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jill Garrett
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Jodi Borchert
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Julie Scott
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Julie Strieter
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Kimberly Myers-Pinkel Pinkel
$10 North Country Trail Association Kira James
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Kristie Lutz
$10 Motor City Mountain Biking Association Kyle Waldron
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Lauren Osuch
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Linda Tingley
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Manette DeJonge
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mark Malkowski
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Martha Thierry
$10 North Country Trail Association Melissa Jachim
$10 from Anonymous
$10 North Country Trail Association Michelle Trosper
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mike Rosik
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Neil Henige
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Nick Clark
$10 ORV Safety Training Rachel Cameron
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sandi Galonska
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sarah Jackson
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sarahlin Smith
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Shannon Gruno
$10 North Country Trail Association Sherry Owens
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Tammy Wilkinson
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Tanmoy Ganguly
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Tanya Flanner
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Teri Bailey
$10 from Anonymous
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance UP MTRA
$10 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Virginia Gerstner
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Angie Zill
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Camila Savoy Ferreira
$5 from Anonymous
$5 Ionia and Proud Lake Horse Associations Elizabeth Carter
$5 North Country Trail Association Eric Westmoreland
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Ginny Gerstner
$5 North Country Trail Association Jeff Moon
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Lauren Zolecki-Polzin
$5 from Anonymous
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Mary Alice Batke
$5 from Anonymous
$5 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Rochelle Schaffrath
$5 from Anonymous
$5 from Anonymous
$3 Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Sarah Sisk
$2 from Anonymous
$1 from Anonymous

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