A Brief History: 1995 to 2015

 

  • Formed in 1995 by three concerned citizens to build a pedestrian trail in Ogden Canyon.
  • Concerns for private property rights in the Canyon pointed the founders down a different “path”.
    • Bonneville Shoreline Trail
    • Pineview Loop Pathway
    • Centennial Trail
  • Trail planning and construction was relatively easy and quick in the early days
  • Today, each trail and pathway constructed has years of planning, advocating and fundraising before a shovel hits the dirt.
  • Construction managed in 2013 and 2014 with two full-time staff and thousands of volunteer hours
    • 13 miles of natural surface single track
    • 2 miles of 10’ wide asphalt
    • 2 miles of 10’ wide compacted gravel
    • 110’ x 10’ steel and concrete bridge
    • 55’ x 10’ wooden bridge
    • 30’ x 10’ wooden bridge
    • Two 10’ x 10’ wooden bridges
    • Monitored and led puncture vine control efforts on the river parkways and Pineview pathway
  • Construction managed in 2015
    • 6 miles of natural surface single track
    • ½ mile of 10’ wide asphalt with 8” concrete curb
    • Monitored and led puncture vine control efforts on the river parkways and Pineview pathway
  • $1.62 million in trail and pathway facilities has been provided to the public of Weber County since 2004.
  • Funding sources:
    • NOT a part of Weber County government and receive NO tax money for overhead or matching funds for grant applications.
    • Donations from private individuals and foundations cover operating expenses and provide participating funds for construction project related grants
    • In-kind support – private professionals, government operations staff and equipment, volunteers in addition to WP Board members
    • Construction grants such as those provided through RAMP
  • To date, 55 trails spanning 250 miles have been constructed by Weber Pathways and its partners.

 

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