The Moving Platteville Outdoors Rountree Trail Committee and the Platteville Community Arboretum recognized the contributions and leadership efforts of the Platteville Community Fund to the trail paving and lighting project.
The Platteville Community Fund advisory board joined the Platteville Community Arboretum, Building Platteville and the City of Platteville in leading this initiative. PCF, under the leadership of Angie Wright, led the residential portion of the initiative, raising 16 percent of the funds.
Over the past three years, PCF has awarded three grants to support the trail enhancements being implemented now:
• $3,600, $5,000 and $7,000 awards from the Robert A. and Marjorie M Hartshorn Trust.
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• A $10,000 award from the Elinore Loveland Trust.
• And, a $5,000 award from the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund.
In total, grant support awarded by the Platteville Community Fund in support of this initiative is $30,600.
“PCF is proud to be a major sponsor of this initiative and to provide leadership as well as funding,” said Nate Curry, chair of the PCF advisory board. “To attract and retain our population we need to develop and support initiatives that make our community unique. This trail project provides accessibility to our beautiful, natural environment for all, regardless of age or ability. We know, through the extensive use of similar paths in Platteville (like the one that surrounds Smith Park) that our population will use this trail extensively. We also know that these types of community enhancements set us apart.”
“PCF is helping many organizations in Platteville to do great things for Platteville,” said PCA president Ric Genthe. “Their funding support has encouraged many groups to move ahead with good community initiatives — to name a few, the Discovery Room at Family Connections; literacy programming and a resource directory for non-native English speakers in the region; new books for all children through the Holiday Project.”
The Platteville Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Gifts to the fund are tax deductible to the limits of the law.