Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
The Town of Winthrop will use this grant to buy trail easements across nine parcels along the riverbank, widen the trail, buy a quarter-acre park at the confluence of the Chewuch and Methow Rivers, and restore the shoreline. The purchases will improve access between the downtown boardwalk and RiverWalk for people with disabilities. The trail corridor is mostly at the top of the riverbank and travels through shoreline habitat. Winthrop will contribute $366,000 in cash and donations of labor, land, and property interest.