2020—21 Capital Campaign
With trail use up around 60 percent nationwide, and about 50 percent locally according to our member survey, trails have provided a welcome relief from today’s challenges. Trails connect us to natural resources — fields, streams, wetlands and woodlands. They also provide a fun, safe way to spend time with friends outside.
Perhaps this year more than ever we have been so fortunate to benefit from years of work to expand our growing trails system. It is our goal to continue to “Make Trails Happen.” We can’t do this without your financial assistance.
LCTA Trail Supporter Program
Please consider becoming an LCTA Trail Supporter by making an annual tax deductible contribution to help build a network of connected trails in Linn County. Your support will count you among the hundreds of enthusiastic trail supporters and advocates who make up LCTA. As a trail supporter you will play an important role in building a network of connected trails in Linn County. Plus, 100% of all money raised through donations & grants goes directly to advocate, build or improve trails. When you donate, you’ll stay even more connected by receiving our quarterly newsletter which includes upcoming trail events, volunteer opportunities, issues that are important to trail development, and trail vacations.
It is easy to become a LCTA Trail Supporter. You can donate online via PayPal or by downloading the LCTA Supporter Form and mailing that with a check to Linn County Trails Association, PO Box 2681, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.
Levels of LCTA Trail Support Program:
- Trail Blazer – $100
- Trail Partners (family) – $35
- Trail Scout – $20
- New Trail Development Support – Donations can be made in any amount for New Trail Development. Donations noted as New Trail Development will be designated for the establishment of new trails in Linn County.
Linn County Trails Association (LCTA) is a non-profit group of motivated, creative volunteers combining vision, partnerships and stewardship of resources to make trails happen. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for the development of a system of connected multi-use trails throughout Linn County and Eastern Iowa. Since our existence, LCTA has raised funds for area trail projects, most notably:
- $175,000 to support the Lindale Trail Extension and the Phase A of the Highway 100 Trail (2017-2018)
- $102,033 to pave the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from Schultz Road through Center Point in Linn County (2015–2017)
- $50,000 to the City of Marion, to connect the Grant Wood Trail between 35th Street and the Hwy. 13 underpass by 2018 and to ensure this portion of trail gets paved (2017)
- $10,000 to the City of Hiawatha, to install flashing safety lights on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail at the Boy son Road and Tower Terrace Road crossings (2017)
- $55,000 to acquire land, construct and pave the Lindale Trail in Cedar Rapids (2010–2013)
- $96,250 to pave the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from County Home Road to Lafayette in Linn County (2010)
- $250,000 to acquire land and install bridges for the Grant Wood Trail in eastern Linn County. LCTA volunteers also provided labor. The trail was donated to Linn County. (1997–2005)
- $35,000 to construct the southern section of the Cedar River Trail in Cedar Rapids and Linn County (2004)
- $15,000 for the Cedar River Trail through Hiawatha (2004)
- $100,000 for Cedar Lake loop trail project (1997)
- $70,000 to construct the initial segment of the Cedar River Trail in Cedar Rapids
LCTA also provides support for trails through:
- Obtaining grant funding for trail amenities and trail beautification projects in Linn County.
- Cooperating with government officials to develop long-range trail plans used by various agencies throughout Linn County
- Publishing the Metro Area Trails Guide and distributing it free to the public
- Celebrating trail support and organizing annual National Trails Day© activities, the Linn County Mayors’ Bike Ride and other trail promotions
» Thank YOU!
None of these achievements would have been possible without dedicated supporters. We’d like to thank our Trail Supporters for their contributions. If you use the trails in Linn County and would like to see continued development of a system of connected multi-use trails, we invite you to become a LCTA Trail Supporter. To learn more about LCTA’s Trail Supporter program, please refer to the top of this page.