Local nonprofits to clean up bike trails
- Published: March 27, 2017
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation, or YSCF, has announced that April 1 will be “Local Nonprofit Community Give Back Day,” with support from the YS Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Yellow Springs and the Midwest Rails-to-Trails Regional Office.
On April 1, the local Nonprofit Network will clean the bike trail and associated parking lots within Yellow Springs. The clean up teams will be organized by Rails to Trails and supported by Greene County Parks and Trails. After the clean up, the Nonprofit Network will have a picnic on the Bryan Center lawn or in the gym, as the weather requires. The YSCF will provide La Pampa Grill and Mexico City Taco to the Network workers and their families; YS Chamber will provide Young’s Ice cream as dessert. The YSCF Philanthropy Awards will be announced during the picnic, awarded to the recipients during the Annual Business Meeting earlier in the day.
“All of our local nonprofits are very thankful for the continuous generosity of our community”, said YSCF Executive Director Jeannamarie Cox. “We wanted a way to show our appreciation as a network to the community. The bike path clean-up seemed a perfect opportunity; it is used by many of our residents and our visitors, too. The parking lots associated with the bike path are often the first view of our village by visitors and providing a first impression of our community, so we will focus on those as well. Additionally, we will have the YS portion of the bike path ready for the April 8 opening day for trails”.
The Nonprofit Network is a collaborative group open to all local nonprofits focused on ways to improve effectiveness and reach.