MACOG Partners for Clean Air award

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The Friends of the Pumpkinvine received Partners for Clean Air award, April 29, from MACOG. I asked MACOG why we got this award and received this reply from Jeremy Reiman their environmental planner:  

“Our Partners for Clean Air Awards are given to local public and private organizations making special efforts to promote clean air practices. The organization I work for, Michiana Area Council of Governments, and several of our partners select the award winners. Several members had mentioned the Friends of the Pumpkinvine’s success with purchasing land for trail construction, prepping it, and turning it over to agencies to complete the Pumpkinvine greenway corridor, which opens up the opportunity for more sustainable transportation alternatives. We also heard word of your $300,000 grant to close the gaps on the trail. While we understand the primary focus of your group is the completion of the trail, our program recognizes the significance of getting more people out of their cars and on to their bikes.”