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Wells County Trails Workshop

Wells County Trails


April 25, 2018

From 11:00 am – 1:oo pm

Wells County Chamber of Commerce

211 Water Street

Bluffton, IN 46714

Join us at the Wells County Trails workshop on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00am. While you enjoy free pizza and refreshments for lunch you can find out more about what’s going on in your community as it relates to trail development and how you can become more involved. Come see what the current trail plans are, be a part of the planning process, and see how trails are developing throughout Wells County and beyond.

Wells County is one of 12 counties within the Northeast Indiana United Trails system. One of the State’s priority trail corridors, the Poka-Bache Connector, also stretches through central and northern portions of Wells County. The Poka-Bache Connector is an 81 mile trail corridor that will eventually connect Ouabache State Park in Wells County to Pokagon State Park near Angola. Over 30 miles of this trail corridor already exists throughout the region including a little more than 7 miles just in Wells County.

Would you like to be part of the trail development process here in Wells County? If you are interest­ed in helping to plan and develop the Wells County trail system, becoming a liaison between gov­ernemntal agencies and the public, or helping to raise funds and awareness for the trail system then you can talk with someone at the workshop about how to get involved. The Wells County Trails Task Force will be available to discuss what you can do and how you can join.

-Workshop Agenda-

11:00 am – Open House and Lunch

Enjoy lunch on us and join in on open discussions, see current trail plans, learn about the North­east Indiana United Trails, participate in mapping exercises to provide your own input for Wells County Trails, and find out how to join the Wells County Trails Task Force.

12:00 pm – Featured Speakers

Huntington Trails – The Economic and Revitalization Perspective

(Brooks Fetters, Mayor, City of Huntington)

Trail development, Poka-Bache Connector and the United Trails Plan, and the role of trail advo­cacy and the nonprofit partner

(Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager, City of Fort Wayne)

(Kent Castleman, Executive Director, Fort Wayne Trails, Inc.)

Today’s Accomplishments & Call to Action

1:00 pm – Good Bye!