As we quickly approach the season of giving thanks, Platte River Trails Trust wants to extend our immense gratitude to our community. Our supporters have made it possible for us to do more to connect our community through trails. Together with our partners, our organization works hard to provide a network of trails that provide safe, non-motorized transportation and outdoor enjoyment opportunities in and around Casper. We are so thankful for the support of the community in our pursuit of this mission.
The changing of the weather often inspires reflection on the past season and ambitions for the one ahead. Platte River Trails did just that at our Strategic Planning meeting on October 9th. Board and staff members met at the West Fork Lodge on Casper Mountain to plan and organize for the One Cent #17 referendum on the ballot in November of 2022.
The Platte River Trails Trust is excited to unveil the newest trail connection in Casper! The Morad to Mountain Plaza Shopping Center Trail will allow trail users to utilize the trail in Morad Park, travel safely across CY avenue into to the Mountain Plaza Shopping Center and destinations on the west side of Wyoming Boulevard including the Wolf Creek neighborhood and more.
2021 Riverfest, presented by Foss Motors, is right around the corner and the Platte River Trails is more excited than ever to provide an afternoon of brews, family-activities, and merriment this Saturday, August 21st. What can you expect at this year’s event? Check out all the fun details below!
Riverfest, presented by Foss Motors, is Platte River Trail’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In addition to highlighting what makes Casper great—our beautiful river and the amazing community that lives here—the proceeds from this beloved event support our community trail system. This year, proceeds will specifically support the Paradise Valley bridge project, helping us connect people to places from the west-side to the east.
Public art, particularly along trails, improves quality of life for residents by bringing art outside and allowing trail users the opportunity to have an experience with art without ever entering a building. This is why the Platte River Trails Trust, in partnership with ART 321, is excited to announce the artists and exhibits for the second year of “Art for the Trails, A Public Art Market.”
Spring is finally here to stay, and we need your help getting our trails ready for the summer season full of walking, biking, and exploring! There are so many reasons to get involved and volunteer for the annual Spring Clean Up, Saturday May 29th in Casper!
After a successful inaugural year, we are excited to once again partner ART 321 for the launch of the 2021 Art for the Trails Public Art Market. This exhibition combines the incredible artistic talent in our community with the creative inspiration of the Platte River Trails; offering an incredible experience for our community to enjoy.
Spring is almost here, and with it, opportunities to support our mission by sponsoring our signature events and programs. Our trails create connections to work, shopping, recreation and most importantly to one another. These connections positively affect our quality of life, economic development, property values, tourism and our community's health and wellness.
We are excited to offer a variety of 2021 sponsorship opportunities (and benefits to you and/or your company) that help fund our efforts to connect people to places.
Though we couldn’t all gather as normal this year, the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting was a successful event, recapping 2020 trail successes and highlighting future trail plans. Executive Director Angela Emery kicked off the presentation at noon on February 17th to 50 attendees from the volunteer board, community, and media.