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 remains steadfast in our mission to maintain, enhance and develop our community's active transportation network, though we have had to make a number of small modifications in our daily operations. We have closed the public restrooms at the Pumphouse and are working remotely. However, our trails are proving to be a welcome escape from indoor isolation, especially as the temperatures continue to rise. Our local trails, like those throughout the country, are showing increased use as people relish a chance to get outside. During the period of Thursday March 12, 2020 through Thursday, March 19, 2020 our automated trail counter at the Tate Pumphouse reported a 360 percent increase in users from the same time period in 2019.
During this challenging time, as we adapt to working and learning from home as well as the closure of our favorite gyms and studios, our community trails are an excellent option for exercise, fresh air and vitamin D. While it’s clear from the statistic above, that many of you are already reaping these benefits, if you’re looking for a new route, be sure to check out our trail maps. From the River Trail, to the Casper Rail Trail, and all paths in between, there are plenty of options for you to find the space you need.
Welcome New Board Members and Officers
The Platte River Trails Trust is a volunteer led non-profit organization that relies upon the donation of time and expertise from our board members to support all aspects of our organization. Even during this extraordinary time our Board members are working daily to keep our organization moving forward and would like to welcome the new board members and congratulate the 2020 Officers.
New Board Members:
David Hough, President
Debra Swedberg, Vice President
Chris Smith, Treasurer
Nat Steinhoff, Secretary
Clarke Turner, Past President
Thanks for your support and enjoy the trails!
The Platte River Trails Trust Board is hard at work and moving forward with our 2020 projects and programs with hopes that we can gather together again in the not too distant future. We thank you for your past and present support that has contributed to a first-class active transportation network that is serving us well during these challenging times.
With plenty of space for everyone to get out and reap the benefits that exercise, sunshine, and fresh air provides, please remember to share the trail and remain at least 6 feet apart!
Keep following us on Facebook for news and updates on our trail improvement projects and upcoming events, like the annual Spring Clean-Up on May 30th!