The Arnold Rim Trail Association is overflowing with gratitude to the entire community for stepping up and donating ten thousand dollars to match the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance grant. The goal was achieved in just one month’s time. We deeply appreciate your support!
Donations are still welcomed for the many trail enhancements and improvement projects that we want to undertake as soon as we can.
Here is the information about the grant that we posted asking for donations:
The Arnold Rim Trail Association has received a $10,000 matching grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance. Every dollar you donate today will be matched by this grant.
The Clear the Trail Project is underway. Due to bug kill and a monster storm in January 2021, 16 out of our 24 miles of trail suffered significant damage. Hundreds of trees need to be removed and many sections of the trail need substantial repair. In addition to storm damage this winter, there are significant sections of trail that have years of deferred maintenance that require expert trail building skills to repair. The Arnold Rim Trail Association has received a $10,000 matching grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance. We will use the grant to hire the California Conservation Corp to repair the ten miles of trail that are most severely damaged, and volunteers from the Arnold Rim Trail Association have committed to repairing the remaining six miles that need work. The CCC has sophisticated equipment and advanced trail building skills that make them premier trail builders.
Every dollar you donate today will be matched by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance grant. Visit our Donate page for more information about ways to donate, or place your donation in one of the donation boxes at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum or Oak Circle trailheads. We will update this notice if and when we have received $10,000.