Have you ever been curious about how our community trail system came to be or thought, “what is that oil derrick and why is it on the trail?” Platte River Trails Trust’s Executive Director, Angela Emery, answers those questions, plus many others on The WYpod.
28 years ago, Platte River Trails held the first Riverfest event in Casper, celebrating the completion of the newest section of the River Trail. The decision to cancel this year’s event was a very tough one for Platte River Trails Trust to make; as we’ll not only miss the chance to gather with our community to celebrate our trail building successes, we’re also going to miss the financial support this event provides our organization. Platte River Trails welcomed Rotary Club of Casper’s Great Duck Derby to Riverfest in 2000 and the event that had already included craft beer tasting, live music, delicious food trucks, and all kinds of family fun added throughout the years now had one more exciting element. Aside from a beloved community event, Riverfest is also the biggest fundraising event for Platte River Trails and a chance to celebrate the River Trail and the North Platte River corridor.
The inaugural year of Platte River Trails newest program, Art for the Trails, kicked off last Friday, July 10th with a successful Opening Reception at the Tate Pumphouse! From 5pm – 8 pm, ticketed guests enjoyed music by the Corey McDaniel Duo, drinks from Urban Bottle, delicious bites from Ludovico's and Papa's Pork Chops, and the company of fellow art lovers and trail supporters.
Trails have proven to be a valuable resource for our community in the last few months. We have seen unparalleled trail usership and feel certain that the benefit of trails is more evident than ever. The PRTT is pleased to share that our work has continued through these uncertain times and we are poised to move forward with several trail projects this summer and fall.
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.