Call for Letters of Support for a Trails Grant Application
Hello Build Lebanon Trails, (BLT) Supporter.
Thank you for everything you do to help Lebanon have the best Trails, Parks and Community in Oregon.
Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) and the City of Lebanon are partnering again to bring you more new public trails. The current grant application (when awarded) will make it possible to construct over 2000 feet of new trail along the river at Riverview Park (off Mountain River Drive) to a new trailhead on River Road. The system of trails at Cheadle Lake is just across the road from River Road and the proposed new trailhead.
This project makes a critical connection between two existing paved trails. One currently runs across Riverview Park and the other along the shores of Cheadle Lake. The Cheadle Lake section extends all the way to Weirich Drive and the Strawberry Festival Site on the southside of Lebanon.
This proposed new trail is part of the growing West River Trail that will eventually be a continuous paved, off street trail between the south of town, at Weirich Drive, to the north of town at the Lebanon Hospital.
As of the writing of this letter the City is paving a new trail across Lebanon Hospital property that was funded by Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation. In January and February of this year, 2016. BLT, with the help of the City of Lebanon, is building a paved trail between the hospital and the bridge on North Williams Street. Last month (Dec 2015) a new paved trail was built between Had Irvine Park and the existing Mark’s Slough Trails that lead all the way to the South Santiam River.
BLT needs “Letters of Support” from you to show the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) that you and Build Lebanon Trails support the community and deserves a grant for this exciting project.
A letter from you can help make this important new trail a reality. It also helps BLT bring Federal grant funds back into our community. Your letter will be included with the grant application discussed below that will be submitted to OPRD on or before March 1, 2016.
Please take a few minutes to send me a “Letter of Support“.
Thank you again for your support of Build Lebanon Trails, The Community of Lebanon and the growing / proposed 50+ mile Lebanon Trail System.
Build Lebanon Trails, Board President,
Letter of Support Request