The Central Community Foundation provided Lake McMurtry Friends with a grant to provide signage and a bench located on Lake McMurtry’s new ADA-accessible trail.
The new half-mile trail is located in the west recreation area and is completely paved. Signage is used to educate trail users on local plants, animals and habitats including how many of the flowers can be used in their local yards.
“Central has been so gracious with everything you do,” said Jill VanEgmond, Lake McMurtry Friends Executive Director.
Lake McMurtry is starting a youth program called Ride to Thrive where at-risk youth will learn to ride a bicycle and at the end of the program will be gifted a bicycle.
Donations for Ride to Thrive as well as signage for the ADA-accessible trail are being accepted at Lake McMurtry and on their website at lakemcmurtry.org.
The Central Community Foundation provides grants through the Operation Round Up program at Central Rural Electric Cooperative. Members of CREC can round up their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar to help organizations and residents in need throughout Central’s seven-county service area.