I've had a lot of questions lately about what I'm doing now and what life I'll live next. I really don't know, but I am passionate about the community we live in and I feel a need to serve and stay engaged with the folks who have supported my family and I over the years. Top of my list of people to give back to isWeber Pathways. Mark and Rod at 'Pathways' have worked tirelessly to build trails and secure open spaces in Weber County. After I opened a store in Ogden that sells trail shoes in a trail-minded community Pathways helped establish, it almost felt like cheating. So, with the help of my loyal partners at The Banyan Collective, Todd &Brandon, we're going to spotlight the great work Weber Pathways does and help them achieve their funding needs so they can continue to connect communities with the great trails and 'pathways' they build in our communities. Last week we all met at Mt. Ogden park and chatted for a long while about the history, origins and accomplishments of Weber Pathways and the need to change with the times so the organization can continue their work in the future. Please take a listen and hopefully afterwards you might consider supporting Pathways in some way.
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Weber Pathways started as a non-profit organization in 1995 in an effort to build a trail through Ogden Canyon. 21 years later, 'Pathways' is still perpetually working on a solution with property owners and governmental agencies for pedestrians and bikes to travel safely through the canyon.
In that time, however, Pathways has created 58 miles of trails and preserved 320 acres of open space, connecting Weber County's communities with non-motorized trails. The trail system in Weber County offers a lifestyle to its residents that communities across the nation would love to duplicate; riders, runners and hikers can tap into any trailhead in the county and travel for miles in any direction with easy access to our homes, businesses and families. What a deal, right?
Mark, Rod and their 25 member board make it all happen on an annual budget that sometimes makes it hard to make ends meet. In this episode of Mr. Goodyear's Neighborhood, we sit down with Weber Pathways and go deep into their history, legacy and ask the hard questions regarding their future.
Donate to Weber Pathways here: https://www.weberpathways.org/donate/
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