Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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Greenways Foundation to hire part-time Executive Director

bicycle riders on trail

The Executive Director will be responsible for daily business operations including fundraising, event planning and promotion, volunteers, public relations and marketing. The Executive director will serve as liason between the Foundation and trails organizations, cities, towns, counties and entities involved in trail development.

The time involved would be 8–15 hours per week. Some weeks more and some less.

To apply, email greenwaysfoundation@greenwaysfoundation.org.

Foundation backs trails maintenance fund

The Indiana General Assembly is considering establishing a Recreational Trails Maintenance Fund and Greenways Foundation board members have been actively encouraging the process. Bill Barks, Dick Aikman and Karen Bohn met with Representative Don Lehe, chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, two weeks before the committee met.

When the committee met September 17, board members (from left, in photo) Angie Poole, Shaunna Graf, Dawn Ritchie and Mitch Barloga presented a white paper and a slide presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB). We will continue to follow up with this when the legislature meets in January. The committee will discuss funding trail maintenance as well as trail policy for the state.

Please consider taking a moment to contact the study committee members with your thoughts on the matter. Those members are:

board members

Rep. Don Lehe, Chairperson (R-25)
Sen. Jean Leising (R-42)
Sen. Michael Crider (R-28)
Sen. Susan Glick (R-13)
Sen. Lindel Hume (D-48)
Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-9)
Sen. Timothy Skinner (D-38)
Sen. Richard Young (D-47)
Rep. James Baird (R-44)
Rep. B. Patrick Bauer (D-6)
Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-57)
Rep. William Friend (R-23)
Rep. Clyde Kersey (D-43)
Rep. David Niezgodski (D-7)

Featured trail group

volunteers at work

The Panhandle Pathway is a 21-mile multi-use greenway from Winamac to France Park, just west of Logansport, and it has its Friends — literally. The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway believe their mission is to develop, manage and maintain this Northern Indiana trail and they back up that belief with effort and energy.

Photo: Panhandle Friends at work

Featured trails

trail users

The Whitewater River flows south through Eastern Indiana, creating a valley that is home to two trail systems that are long on historical significance.

Whitewater Gorge Park offers steep limestone walls, a swift stream and deep forest with miles of trail and spectacular views. The gorge played a central role in the rich history of Richmond, and today its paved and unpaved greenways offer peaceful beauty to trail users.

historical canal lock

Farther south, the Whitewater Canal Trail features the 19th-Century Whitewater Canal from Metamora to Brookville. The trail that follows the canal includes several locks and the only existing wooden aqueduct in the country, as well as the natural beauty of the broad, wooded valley and historical activities in Metamora.

Photo top: Whitewater Gorge Trail, Richmond; photo bottom: Yellow Bank Lock near the Whitewater Canal Trail