Give Back to the Trail

Who are the Friends and what do we do?


At its core, the Friends are a community of trail-users and trail advocates who want to make active transportation and nature based exploration accessible to our communities . We are also 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and preserve the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and we work in collaboration with four Local Public Agencies: Goshen Parks and Recreation, Elkhart County Parks Department, Middlebury Parks Department and the Town of Shipshewana, to ensure the Trail is at it's best, and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

How can I offer my support?

Showing your support doesn't have to mean making significant financial contributions; although those are needed too! There are a number of different ways you can contribute to the Friends of the Pumpkinvine. Check out the links below!

Ways to Give

Individual & Household Memberships

Annual Memberships sustain our day-to-day operations and can be obtained for as little as $30-- and in exchange you'll receive discounts at participating local retailers!

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Corporate Sponsorship

Involved with a Business that may be interested in contributing? Corporate Sponsorships help fund many of our development and repair projects. 

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Maintenance Volunteer

Skilled with a hammer, a shovel or just aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves and get dirty? We could use your help!

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Shop to Donate Programs

This option doesn't require making a separate contribution at all. Shop at your local Kroger or on AmazonSmile and the Friends receive a percentage of your purchase.

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Board Member

Passionate, talented leaders are welcomed on to our Board of Directors as seats become available. Does this sound like you?

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Committee Members

Photographer? Naturalist? Writer? Project Manager? All kinds are needed for various projects and ongoing communications.

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Send your suggestions!

Maybe you don't have time to volunteer right now, but you have some great ideas! Send them our way!

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Send us your pictures!

We're always looking for marketing photos to share with our partners. If you've taken a beautiful photo and would like to give us permission to use in our Marketing materials please send to .

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Who are the Friends of the Pumpkinvine and why should you become one?

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