The Bonneville Trails Foundation
The Bonneville Trails Foundation (BTF) is an officially recognized non-profit group. Our purpose is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of North Bonneville’s trail network along with all of the features that make it unique (including the all important caretaking tasks for our special Bigfoot family). Since our beginning efforts were established in 2006, we continue as an unapologetically ambitious group in fulfilling our long term vision of making Bonneville a regional trail hub within the Columbia Gorge.
BTF Updates 6/24/17
June Public Meeting Recap
Thank you to those that joined us and offering feedback in our continuing efforts towards our long term vision of making Bonneville a future trail access hub. Special thanks again to the United States Forest Service who continue to actively remain engaged with our trail projects relating to their surrounding lands north of Bonneville. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with the Forest Service and the many other groups who have come forward in support of our efforts. We continue to be gratified and inspired by this outreach. We look forward to seeing you all again at our next meeting in July.
JULY 25th, 6pm at the North Bonneville Event Center
The Bonneville Event Center is located across the street from the main entrance to the City of North Bonneville (directly across the street from the Chevron gas station)
Note Evening Time Slot and Walking Tour!
For those that have been accustomed to our afternoon meeting times, please note that our July meeting will again be in the evening. We hope that this will allow those who haven’t been able to make our afternoon meetings to be able to attend. Also, weather dependent, this meeting may include a short walking tour of the well discussed Discovery Trails Hub area. Located next to the Event Center, this park area and home to the Bigfoot Family is the focus of our efforts in creating a future regional access hub. We look forward to showing this area and hearing your feedback.
As always, meetings are open to any and all. If you have any interest in the trails of North Bonneville or any of the surrounding trails within the Western Columbia River Gorge, this is the place to be.
July Public Meeting Agenda
- BTF Project Updates (see project section below for details of these projects)
- BTF membership development
- Discovery Trails Hub Walking Tour
- Your feedback and discussion session…
As we continue our efforts of not only creating a Bonneville hub for trail recreation, but also a hub for ideas and thought, this meeting will once again be formatted heavily towards open public discussion. If you have a thought, idea, feedback relating to the trails through the western Columbia Gorge and/or relating to community improvement for the city of North Bonneville, this again is the place to be. Although recent high attendance has made it a bit of a challenge to get everyone’s voice heard, we will continue to strive towards a round table style format. We are a group of listening and resulting action. Your participation is what fuels our efforts.
Bonneville Trails In The Press Links
Trail closure/B-PCT Connect Plan (Columbian)
Discovering Bigfoots on North Bonneville Trails (Camas/Washougal Post Record)
North Bonneville: Building Dreams from the Bottom Up (Friends of Gorge)
Bonneville Bigfoots concept unveiling from 2012 (Oregon Live)
We are currently leading and/or partnering on several exciting projects in the planning phases to include the ones summarized below. To get the latest updates or to help on any of these projects, attend our next public meeting or contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org)…
The Bonneville-Pacific Crest Trail Connection (B-PCT project): A trail link connecting the city center of North Bonneville to the trail network immediately to the city’s north including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This project has taken immediate priority due to the recent closure of access to the Dick Thomas Trail.
The Beacon-Bonneville-Stevenson Connect Trail: A joint effort linking into the Friends of the Gorge Towns to Trails project for the creation of an east-west trail link. This project would establish the first non-motorized connection between the city center of North Bonneville to Beacon Rock State Park to the west and the community of Stevenson Washington to the east.
The Bonneville Discovery Loop playground area update: A partnership with the City of North Bonneville for a complete upgrade to the community playground area. This project fits into one of our longstanding visions of making trail access more appealing to children and families.
Bonneville Regional Trail Hub Master Plan: This project begins the process towards developing the official plan for our master vision to make Bonneville a major regional trail hub point within the Columbia River Gorge. From it’s prime location to already developed trail facilities, to its Bigfoot family and interpretive trail network, Bonneville is set up in so many ways already to push this ambitious effort forward. Although obviously requiring a long term planning process, we feel we can be the catalyst to make this happen.
Stay tuned to our Trails Foundation Facebook Page for the most current updates and meeting announcements.
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