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Voices From the Valley

A podcast of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Trails: Connecting Communities

The Fox Valley region is full of walking and biking trails that connect our communities. But who uses them and are they accessible to all? And what should we be thinking about when it comes to making improvements so that more people can enjoy all that our communities have to offer? How do we begin talking about terms like, “Environmental Justice,” and “Transportation Equity?”

There are so many ways people are getting involved in these projects, from generous donors who are supporting these projects financially, to local leaders and environmental specialists who are rolling up their sleeves to talk about the best way to improve trails in the Fox Valley. Last year, a Fox Cities Trail Summit  organized by the nonprofit Fox Cities Greenways and the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, was funded by a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation.

Note: One way to engage in this topic is TAKE THIS SURVEY about a new pedestrian/bicycle route along the northern edge of Lake Winnebago, linking communities to High Cliff State Park.

  • at 1:26   Cheryl Zadrazil, Fox Cities Greenways, Inc
  • at 2:40  Michelle Bachaus, Wisconsin Bike Federation
  • at 7:45   Chris Langenfeld, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • at 8:00  Erin Schultz, SOAR Fox Cities
  • at 9:00  Janelle Jung
  • at 13:12  Jason Brozek, Lawrence University


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