Join the Corporate Campaign for Brush Mountain Trails
The New River Land Trust and Poverty Creek Trail Coalition are creating a new forested park on the south side of Brush Mountain that will include about 10 miles of multi-use trails.
A $1.2 million grant was awarded to the New River Land Trust in 2018 to purchase two forested properties that will make up the park.
We will build approximately 4 miles of trails in Phase I and donate the land to the Town of Blacksburg within 2 years. The trails will link to Jefferson National Forest’s Poverty Creek Recreation Area and to the Huckleberry Trail.
The estimated cost for Phase I of trail construction is $100,000 (this does not include the site plan cost of $20,000 that’s paid for by the Town of Blacksburg).
We have raised over $35,000 from community organizations and individual supporters (see video), and have $10,000 from a purchase grant for trail building.
Our fundraising goal for the business community is $100,000. Inorganic Ventures has kicked off the corporate campaign with a pledge of $10,000!
Opportunities for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, nature viewing, and horseback riding help attract talented and skilled employees to the area and can lead to lower healthcare costs. The trails will be a great asset to the community, and the new park will promote tourism and make the area an even more desirable place to live and visit.
Want all the details? Visit the links below from the Town of Blacksburg’s page or visit the links below.
- Vision, Mission, Values for Brush Mountain Properties Stakeholder Team (pdf)
- Draft Concept Plan: Brush Mountain Properties, Dec 2019 (pdf)
- Map A: Existing Conditions, Both Properties (pdf)
- Map B: Proposed Trail Alignments, Brush Mountain Property 1 (pdf)
- Map C: Proposed Trail Alignments, Brush Mountain Property 2(pdf)
- Map D: Proposed Trail Alignments, Both Properties (pdf)
Contact John Eustis, Executive Director, email@example.com or 540-951-1704.
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