Only through the support of many people across north-central Wisconsin can the Mountain-Bay Trail be maintained as an standing resource for all. Becoming a Friend of the Mountain-Bay Trail is a great way to make an important contribution, meet people with similar interests and have a great time doing it. We especially welcome people from Shawano County. Much of the work that the Friends group does would not happen without the involvement of private individuals like you. In a time when government budgets are stretched to the limit, the Friends group can find the resources to make things happen.
The Friends group also serves as a stake -holder group with the Bike and Pedestrian sub-committee of the Wausau Metropolitan Planning Organization and works to promote the Mountain-Bay State Trail as part of the over-all bicycle and pedestrian transportation system. The Friends group was instrumental in establishing the metropolitan area bike and pedestrian master plan in 2009, http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Departments/Planning/Plans/Plans.aspx, and continues to work in support with Metropolitan Planning Organization with the 2015 plan.
Friends Work on the Trail
Friends may work with trail staff to improve and maintain the trail. Friends may volunteer time to work on scientific and interpretive projects on the trail.
Friends Safeguard the Trails
Friends may work on issues such as preservation or public awareness to help protect this valuable resource.
Friends Support the Trail
Friends raise money through donations, dues, and the sale of merchandise. This money can be used for special projects to enhance the trail.
Marathon County Friends of the Mountain-Bay Trail, Inc.
Membership in the Marathon County Friends of the Mountain-Bay Trail costs just $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. We also need people willing and able to serve on our board of directors. We are always looking for new people to make time as officers for the group as well. These are the people that keep things going.
If you would like more information on the Marathon County Friends, please send us an email. It only cost a few $$$.
Helen Pagenkopf, President
Make checks payable to:
Marathon County Friends of the Mountain-Bay State Park Trail, Inc.
212 River Drive
Wausau, WI 54403
Please consider joining the Friends group and be involved whether offering leadership as an officer, or just simply volunteering making things happen.