Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative releases 2020 Year-End Report

The 2020 Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative Year-End Report includes many successes in a challenging year. And what a year it has been! COVID-19 has brought unimaginable changes to every aspect of our lives.

The following is information from HWPI regarding their Year-End Report.  

At a time when so many things are unpredictable, recreational trails have been a constant companion, offering respite and access to the outdoors. The community turned to the Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail in record numbers this year for recreation, commuting, and access to nature, demonstrating the trails are an essential community asset that enriches our lives in good times and in challenging times.

In 2020 alone, HWPI had the following successes:

  • Over 5 miles of the B2B was built on six different B2B segments across Washtenaw County, stretching from Lyndon Township to Ypsilanti.
  • The first dedicated B2B trailhead was constructed and now features restrooms, picnic tables, a pollinator garden, and other amenities.
  • A tunnel was built under M-52 to replace an at-grade crossing, providing safe passage between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation Areas.

As we celebrate our success in 2020, we are making ambitious trail construction plans for 2021. Our goal is to ensure that the B2B will continue to provide unending and expanded outlets for individuals and families to enjoy. Our progress so far has been made possible because of your vast generosity. Will you join us in continuing to build the B2B with a gift this year?