Franklin Trail Phase One Grand Opening November 1st
Many friends of the Franklin Trail will gather on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 3:30 PM at Franklin Park (end of Sterling Ave and Meadowview Lane) to celebrate the official opening of the first phase of the historic Franklin Trail, which runs for two miles from a trailhead at Meadowview Lane and Sterling Avenue (near Franklin Park), past Carpinteria High School and through two private ranches into the foothills. In Phase Two, we plan to extend the trail an additional three miles through the Rancho Monte Alegre (RMA) property to the connection point with the historic Franklin Trail route in the Los Padres National Forest.
Please join the project partners, County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, City of Carpinteria Mayor Brad Stein, and many donors, volunteers, consultants and contractors who worked to bring back this valued community asset. To those of you in the community who already have given generously to this ongoing effort to reopen the Franklin Trail, we extend our deepest gratitude.
You Can Still Contribute…
Friends of the Franklin Trail based initial fundraising goals on an estimated budget to complete Phase One of the trail. While we did our best to project accurate costs, there was no way of knowing exactly what the permitting, engineering and construction costs would be until we got through the planning and permitting process. Now we are finding Phase One costs will exceed what we’ve raised so far. Friends of Franklin Trail (FFT) received a generous offer from an anonymous donor for a $25,000 matching grant. This means all donations made to FFT from here out will be matched up to $25,000. Please help us receive every penny of the matching grant by making a contribution today. Click here for information about how to make a donation.
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