Many of you have commented on Facebook about how much you enjoy the trail. Some of you have asked how you can help support it, and others have wondered if it needs financial support.
The answer is yes, it needs financial support. The Friends of the Pumpkinvine are working with Goshen Parks, Elkhart County Parks, and the towns of Middlebury and Shipshewana to create a financial partnership that will support trail maintenance. In essence, the Friends are becoming an organization that provides grants to these local public agencies for trail upkeep. No, repairing a mower isn’t as glamorous as building a trail or decking a bridge, but it’s a very necessary part of keeping the trail useable, safe and attractive.
Please join us in our efforts to keep the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail a first-class greenway by making a tax-deductable donation online or through the mail.
Mail: Friends of the Pumpkinvine, Box 392, Goshen, IN 46527
Online: Donate online
John D. Yoder, president , Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.