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Greenways annual meeting counts many accomplishments

It was a celebration of collaboration when Fox Cities Greenways members gathered virtually Thursday, Jan. 28, for the nonprofit trail advocacy group’s annual meeting. Working with East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, outgoing Board President Holly Femal made this list of accomplishments possible: Hosting the Fox […]

Learning and experience can overcome racism in outdoor activities

As a child in a working-class, Black neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, Dudley Edmondson was teased by his friends for his appreciation of nature. Now as a video producer, photographer and author, Dudley is a one-man campaign for overcoming the disconnect between African Americans and the outdoors. His own connection with nature came as an escape […]

Recreation trails in the Fox Valley enter “golden age”

Community Foundation President and CEO Curt Detjen is among the speakers for Fox Cities Greenway’s annual meeting on January 23. Detjen will talk about work the Community Foundation is doing in cooperation with Fox Cities Greenways and East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for better coordination among area municipalities in expanding and promoting recreation trails […]

Better planning, fewer gaps make for Safe Routes to Parks

An exercise in identifying safe ways to get to parks presented by Fox Cities Greenways generated a 10-page primer on how to achieve better recreational trail development. About 35 municipal and regional planners, town leaders and interested residents initially met at Miron Construction’s headquarters in Fox Crossing Nov. 8 to learn what the national Safe […]

The Community Foundation awards six new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager We’re excited to announce our Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded six new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca […]

Small grant gives big start to Safe Routes

If the geography represented by the people in attendance at a recent workshop was any indication, there is widespread interest among municipal officials in Safe Routes to Parks. Fox Cities Greenways presented the workshop at the Neenah headquarters of Miron Construction on Nov. 8, with the support of a $500 grant from the Environmental Stewardship […]