Friends of the Little Miami State Park has been awarded the $150,000 federal grant from the Recreational Trails Program! Together with the $37,000 pledged by supporters, a total of $187,000 will now be invested in making significant improvements in the Little Miami State Park. These include drainage and erosion remedies and the first repaving in 25 years of crumbling sections. Planning for individual projects is underway so work can begin as soon as weather permits.
The awarding of this large grant is the direct result of the dedication of our supporters. Last October 10, we first announced this grant opportunity, explaining that it depended on $37,000 in donations to qualify for the 4:1 matching funds. On October 28, just 18 days later, we had reached our goal in pledges. The response was proof that "trail people" appreciate this invaluable community resource and love to give back.
If you've already paid your pledge, you'll soon be receiving an acknowledgment and a thank you. If you haven't yet paid your pledge, you'll be receiving an email that includes the amount of your pledge and instructions on where to mail your donation.
Thank you to all who were a part of this initiative that ensures our trail will be beautiful and safe for many years to come.