Feels like we have been waiting a long time to say this….Spring has finally sprung in Casper! As Platte River Trails prepares for the busy summer season, we want to welcome you to explore ALL the trails our great community offers and share two exciting events to kick off this exciting time.
There’s not doubt that our personal and professional lives have changed dramatically in recent weeks. While many businesses, public gatherings, and events have been closed or canceled, we wanted to update our incredible supporters, donors, trail advocates and users on our ongoing trail efforts in and around Casper.
The Platte River Trails Trust, in partnership with ART 321, is calling for artists to submit works of any medium for our new “Art for the Trails” program, kicking off July 10th in Casper. From weaving and welding to ceramics, painting and metalwork, all variations are encouraged to add creative and artistic expression to the enjoyment of our community trails.
Wednesday, February 19th is an important day for Platte River Trails Trust. Our Annual Meeting and luncheon will take place at Tate Pumphouse from 11:30-1:00, offering the opportunity for the public, friends, and supporters of our mission to learn about our 2019 trail building achievements and 2020 goals, plus get a sneak peek at our long-range plans to connect the community through trails.
The Platte River Trails Trust is a volunteer led non-profit focused on expanding, maintaining and enhancing Casper’s non-motorized trail system. Our community's non-motorized trail system creates connections to work, shopping, recreation and to one another. These connections positively impact tourism, economic development, property values, and our community's health and wellness.
During this season of giving, Annual, or Year-End, giving campaigns are abundant this time of year. This year the Platte River Trails Trust is asking for your support, through our Year End Giving Campaign, to give a gift to the Casper-area community—to residents and visitors alike—a gift they can enjoy for many years to come. Whether you’re an avid trail user, a frequent commuter, or simply need a safe way to get from point A to point B, we hope you’ll join our efforts to “Build a Bridge to the Future” and join our campaign to improve the new Poplar Street bridge.
This month marks the Platte River Trails Trust’s 10th year at the Tate Pumphouse. A lot has happened since the organization preserved and renovated the river-side location in 2009 and as often happens with major milestones, PRTT is looking back at how it all started and asking for your help to ensure this beautiful space continues to serve the community for years to come!
Over the past 10 months, the Platte River Trails Trust has been busy working with our partner the City of Casper on long and short-term planning for trail projects community wide, including major maintenance of the River Trail as well as engineering for new trail segments (stay tuned for details!). Our Mile Marker Program is a major component of our annual budget that provides crucial funding for our efforts to improve and maintain trails throughout our community.
With fall just around the corner bringing cooler temps and beautiful colors, now is the perfect time to get out on the trails! The Platte River Trails Trust is proud of the work we’ve done and partnerships we’ve forged to connect trails in and around Casper. Our picturesque trail system will help you relax, unwind, and appreciate the beauty our area provides; beauty worth capturing in a photo.
Riverfest 2019 is right around the corner and as we gear up for another great event, it has us looking back on the history of Riverfest and how it became an annual end-of-summer event that can’t be missed!