5.11.16

Making Change

Do you want to see Cache County become a better place to walk, bike, and recreate outdoors? Well we at the trails cache want to hear from you, and hope you'll take a moment to get involved.  From attending a monthly committee meeting and volunteering your time and support, or simply speaking up to your local elected officials, every voice counts, and every voice helps. Here's some of the ways you can get involved. 

1. Support the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 

This group is an all volunteer group that meets at the Cache County Admin Building, the second wednesday of the month, 12pm-1pm, provides input on bike/ped transportation planning elements as needed, and helps organize events like Bike N Dine and May's Bike Month celebrations. Even if you don't plan on attending regularly, but want to be alerted to monthly agendas and part of the list-serv conversation, you are welcome to signup and contribute to the list-serv (where meetings are announced).  More info hereSign up for the listserve here

2. Support The Trails Committee:

Do you have a strong interest in seeing new trails developed? Do you have time or interest in reaching out to elected officials, private industry, landowners, and others to help facilitate the development of new trails in Cache County? Or perhaps you have a skillset, from social media marketing, to event planning, or graphic design, that you'd like to lend to support the cause of making Cache Valley a better place.  Then you might consider joining the Trails Committee.  This group also meets at Cache County Admin Building, second tuesday of the month, 12pm-1pm, and is an informal group working to accomplish the goals of the Cache County Trails and Active Transportation Master Plan.  To be added to the invite list and recieve monthly reminders and agendas, please email trails@cachecounty.org and we'll get you on the list. 

 

3. Reach out to your local elected officials

Call and say thanks.  We wouldn't be writing these words were it not for direct support from nearly every community in this valley.  And there are some great projects moving forward and recently completed.  Yet if there is more you would like to see done, or simply feel that your elected officials should know how much you value trails and/or active transportation facilities, you should let them know.  We're working on an easy form that will let you contact your elected officials directly, but for now, here's links to most communities in the valley.  

Here in Cache Valley, our communities are still relatively close knit - these mayors and council members truly want to see their communities become better places - and it's up to those that live there to reach out, say hello, and let them know what they feel should be priorities for our progress forward.  So reach out to your local elected officials, say hello, and ask them what the next big trail project should be.  If you've got any questions of us over at Cache County, email trails@cachecounty.org. 

 

Richmond City

Smithfield City

Hyde Park

North Logan

Logan

Providence

Nibley

Millville

Hyrum

Paradise

Wellsville

Mendon

Trenton

Lewiston

Amalga

Newton

(apologies to those who are looking for Cove, Cornish, Cache or Clarkston contact info - we have a hard time linking to websites we can't find - but if you live in those towns, you likely know your city council members already.)