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Gifts for Good: Truckee Trails Foundation

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Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunNancy Woolf is the president of the board of directors for Truckee Trails, an organization designed to help manage trails in and around Truckee.

Board of Directors President: Nancy Woolf

Phone: (530) 587-8214

Address: P.O. Box 1751 Truckee, CA, 96160

Truckee Trails Foundation is a local trail advocacy group dedicated to providing Truckee area with a network of trails and bike paths for fun, adventure, and alternative transportation.

The Truckee Trails Foundation was founded in 2002 as a result of a need for a cohesive trails advocacy group, and the need for a nonprofit to help get the Town of Truckee’s newly-adopted Trails and Bikeways Master Plan under way.

Nancy Woolf, a local lawyer-mediator, is a trail-lover extraordinaire who has donated her time to the Truckee Trails cause for the last several years. She believes that a town served by safe bikeways and trails will enhance the quality of life in the town for individuals, families and visitors.

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We partner, advise and advocate for key trails to be designed and built. We are currently raising funds to meet a $25,000 challenge grant we have received to start work on a much-needed bikeway/walkway along Brockway Road from the Regional Park past Ponderosa Golf Course to The Rock commercial center.

How will this add to the community?

A community connected by a network of trails and bikeways is a great place to live, play and work. An often-heard comment from people living in Truckee is that the community is not walk and bike-able. Although deep snow and long winters keep us in our autos a lot, seven to eight months a year we have great weather for walking and biking. If we were all connected through these trails, kids could go safely visit friends, people could run errands without their cars, and we could all have the ability to recreate close to our homes.

How can people contribute?

People can contribute in several ways to the TTF. Volunteering for trail work and special events is one. Donations of money to help run the organization so that we can continue to keep advocating for and gaining ground for trails in our community is greatly appreciated. Donations to a particular project such as the connecting trail along Brockway Road between Truckee Regional Park and The Rock are greatly appreciated as well.

What if they are unable to donate money but want to help?

Becoming a member and volunteering for trail maintenance, Truckee Trails Day, and events is a huge contribution to the organization. Also, offering opinions on particular projects, both current and potential, will help steer our advocacy efforts, and is quite valuable. Often the love of a particular trail segment, or the need for a safer commuting route can help expedite action.

What future plans do you have for your nonprofit

Truckee Trails Foundation believes that one of the keys to our advocacy effort is to increase our staff to fully support the work we are doing. We also plan to launch a trail maintenance program next year, offering regular maintenance of our most-used local dirt trails.

Is there anything you would like to add?

We would just like to thank all of our supporters, the community in general for investing so much time and effort in our trail network, and people who share the roads with pedestrians and cyclists.