FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

 

Click here to access the donation form.

Budget for the 1st phase is available here.

 

Registration from numerous bicycle ride events and event sponsorships, donations from individuals and businesses, and grants have contributed over $131,000 (includes a $5000 pledge) to the WAM-SAG-MAN Trail account in the Wamego Community Foundation.

Money from the trail account has paid for the following:

  • Feasibility Study completed by the K-State PLAN 761 Community Development class
  • Preliminary engineering study completed by Landplan Engineering
  • Costs associated with fundraising
  • Trail website
  • Trail staking
  • Preliminary survey & design, budget and maps completed by Schwab-Eaton
  • Survey & Design for Phase I completed by Schwab-Eaton
  • Right-of-way

The Wamego Community Foundation (www.thewcf.org) is a 501c3 non-profit foundation and contributions to the trail account are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. Your tax-deductible donation to support the WAM-SAG-MAN Trail project can be made on-line or by writing your check to the "Wamego Community Foundation Trail Fund" or print out this form: FUNDRAISING FORM. Mail the form and your completed check to:


Wamego Community Foundation
WAM-SAG-MAN Trail Fund
P.O. Box 25
Wamego KS 66547

 

Click here to access the donation form.

 

WHY IS IT NEEDED?

 

This trail will eliminate the need for its user having to share busy roads with motor vehicle traffic. Having the trail will make our communities stronger and healthier. It will provide a safe place for children and families to exercise together, and walk and bicycle to school and work. To help you see the connection between health & the built environment click here to view what the "Kansas Built Environment & Trails Summit" has to say.

 

The development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities is proving to be a wise economic investment for the communities through which they pass. Trails and pathways have a positive effect on nearby properties as homebuyers and business owners realize the value that such facilities bring to a community. Many types of businesses — including restaurants, convenience stores, bicycle shops, campgrounds and bed and breakfast establishments — attribute at least part of their success to a nearby trail. Realtors and homebuyers alike are recognizing the benefits of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and the value of properties located close to such facilities. Locally and nationally, bicycle and pedestrian facilities have proven to be a cost effective use of public funds. The construction of multi use trails allows more Americans to replace automobile trips with non motorized trips, thereby moving the nation closer to achieving national and community public health objectives by providing increased opportunities for physical exercise.


The trail will be 8 to10-foot wide, two-directional and concrete since it requires less maintenance. The trail will be open to bicyclists, walkers, runners, and rollerbladers.

 

Our fundraising program is underway thanks to money raised from bicycle rides, individual gifts and grants. In order to provide you with the entire story of this exciting project, we have developed this website for your enjoyment and review. Your tax-deductible donation will help us establish the WAM-SAG-MAN Trail so future generations will be able to reap the benefits as well. We look forward to completing this project with your help. See you on the trail!