We got the Grant from The California Trails & Greenways Foundation!

Ride Nipomo Equestrian Trails Alliance, a 501(c) 3 organization, was recently the proud recipient of a $1,000 grant for the purchase of tools for their Nipomo trail projects from The California Trails & Greenways Foundation. CT&GF's goal is to support sweat equity organizations who collaborate with public land managers to create a strong, organized coalition of non-motorized trail users in California. This grant award and the good works of Ride Nipomo will also be featured by CT&GF at the 2012 California Recreational Trails Conference at the Woodland Hills Marriot April 18-20, 2012.

A grassroots sweat equity organization dedicated to the preservation of equestrian trails in Nipomo, Ride Nipomo started over coffee at a kitchen table more than ten years ago. They have enabled San Luis Obispo County Parks to expand and maintain a vital trail network of non-motorized trails in South County as well as maintain the Black Lake Canyon Wetland Preserve Trail for The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. The County of San Luis Obispo trails built and being maintained by Ride Nipomo volunteers include the Calendar Grove trail, Knollwood and Inga trails, with many more trail adoptions anticipated.

Accepting the check for Ride Nipomo are board members (pictured from left to right) Nora Jenae, Treasurer, Deah Rudd, Secretary/grant writer, Deah's horse, Sunny, and Hans Hansson, President.

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