Yesterday REI pledged to donate half a million dollars to ten trails around the country, including Austin’s Violet Crown Trail, through the Every Trail Connects Campaign. The public was asked to decide how that money should be divided by voting online, and the response was overwhelming. After just a day and a half, the voting has ended, and the Violet Crown Trail has placed third in the nation with 14,843 votes, granting the trail nearly $75,000!
We would like to thank all our volunteers, partners, and voters, as well as REI. We are one step closer to funding completion of the trail. You can continue to support the trail by becoming a member of the Violet Crown Trail.
Want to learn more about the trail? Saturday, August 22nd is Get to Know the Violet Crown Trail Day and HCC and REI have exciting activities planned at the 290 Trailhead. Click here to learn more.
Update: REI has announced they will give all ten trails an additional $10,000!
I was glad to see a Texas trail made the list. I definitely voted for VCT. I look forward to seeing it completed!