We are excited to announce that Rails-to-Trails and the City of Orrville were recently notified that their application for grant funds for the next phase of The Heartland Trail was approved!
Our goal is to build the 2.4 mile section of trail from Forrer Road, Orrville to Marshallville in 2018.
In order to receive the $500,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Trail Funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, we must fully fund the remaining costs.
Will you help us continue to
enhance the quality of life in Wayne County?
Our current objective is to raise $200,000
to donate online via PayPal or credit card.
Q: I already made a donation to the Heartland Trail that qualifies to be on the plaque. What happens if I give more now?
A: Thank you for your previous donation! We encourage you to consider moving up a level with your additional gift. Regardless, every donation of every size will move us closer to completing the trail!
Levels of Giving for Plaque:
$250 = Bronze level. $500 = Silver Level
$1,000 = Gold Level. $2,500 = Platinum Level
$2,500 – Bench with name plaque. $10,000 = Mile Marker with name plaque.
Q: Can I make a donation with my credit card rather than writing a check?
A: Yes! See click link above.
However, if you prefer to send a check, please make it out to RTWC and mail it to PO Box 1566, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Q: Have funds secured for the Heartland Trail been spent before the grant was received?
A: Yes. The engineering and environmental studies have been completed and other expenses such as maintenance and preparation of the entire length of the Heartland Trail have been paid.
Q: Why is this campaign so urgent? Could you postpone the project until more money comes in?
A: We have been eagerly awaiting the trail completion between Orrville and Marshallville. We need the match for the $500,000 grant before we bid in early 2018 so that we can complete the 2.4 miles of trail.
Q: Once this section is done, what are the plans for the next phase?
A: We are currently engineering the connection between the 1st mile of trail in Orrville and Forrer Road. Our next priority will be to connect the trail at Main Street in Orrville to Forrer Road
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